Too often, students with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) get labeled as “problem students.” They often get shuffled into special education programs even if they show no signs of developmental disability. Though these students’ brains do work differently, studies prove that it doesn’t preclude them from being highly intelligent. That means teachers should pay special attention to help students with ADHD discover their potential and deal with the challenges they face in their learning process.
As essay writing is both the most common and the most complicated assignment for students, writing instruction for students with ADHD requires special efforts. Each step of writing process may present certain difficulties for these young people. Here are some practical solutions for teachers to encourage, motivate, and focus their students on writing process.