Most students want to be successful at school; and Riley, a gifted student with ADHD, is no exception. Finding a way to ensure her success and that of all students in the classroom is the goal of our education system — not an easy task with such great diversity in the classroom. However, with careful planning and the desire by educators to ensure student success, it’s a goal that can be achieved.
Riley is a friendly, energetic eighth-grade girl who exhibits many of the qualities of a student with ADHD. For example:
• She’s highly disorganized and has had difficulty completing tasks.
• When required to sit still in class for an extended period of time, she can become talkative and disruptive.
• Her tendency to miss deta...
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