504 Accommodations for ADHD

SeeMyIEP.com has come up with a list of 504 Accommodations for ADHD

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  • Seat the student away from distractions and in close proximity to the teacher

  • State classroom rules, post in an obvious location and enforce consistently

  • Use simple, concise instructions with concrete steps

  • Provide preferential seating options close to the board

  • Tolerate (understand the need) excessive movement

  • Provide a peer tutor/helper

  • Teach compensatory strategies for organization

  • Train for proper dispensing of medications; monitor and/or distribute medications; monitor for side effects

  • Monitor for stress and fatigue; adjust activities

  • Adjust assignments to match attention span, etc.

  • Vary instructional pace and activities frequently

  • Provide supervision during transitions, disruptions, field trips

  • Model the use of study guides, organizing tools

  • Accommodate testing procedures; lengthy tests might be broken down into several shorter administrations

  • Provide counseling and prompt feedback on both successes and areas needing improvement

  • Initiate frequent parent communication

  • Establish a school/home behavior management program

  • Provide training for staff

  • Have the student use an organizer; train in organizational skills

  • Establish a nonverbal cue between teacher and student for behavior monitoring

  • Assign chores/duties around room/school

  • Adapt environment to avoid distractions

  • Reinforce appropriate behavior

  • Have child work alone or in a study carrel during high stress times

  • Highlight required or important information/directions

  • Provide a checklist for student, parents, and/or teacher to record assignments of completed tasks

  • Use a timer to assist student to focus on given task or number of problems in time allotted. Stress that problems need to be done correctly.

  • Have student restate or write directions/instructions

  • Allow student to respond in variety of different modes (i.e. may place answers for tests on tape instead of paper)

  • Give student opportunity to stand/move while working

  • Provide additional supervision to and from school

  • Adapt student’s work area to help screen out distracting stimuli

  • Grade for content integrity, and not just neatness/presentation

  • Schedule subjects which require greater concentration early in the day

  • Supply small rewards to promote behavior change

  • Avoid withholding physical activity as a negative reinforcer

  • Allow for periodic, frequent physical activity, exercise, etc.

  • Determine trigger points and prevent action leading to trigger points

  • Provide for socialization opportunities, such as circle of friends