Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder that affects an individual’s ability to focus, control impulsivity, and self-regulate activity. It often interferes with an individual’s development and executive functioning. Executive functioning skills include self-regulation, ability to focus, multi-tasking, and working memory.
At Trident Academy, we have found that the structured, prescriptive and diagnostic Orton-Gillingham approach also helps children diagnosed with ADHD and Executive Functioning disorders learn successfully. We not only incorporate this approach throughout our entire curriculum, but couple it with behavior modification to help our students succeed.
Teaching self-advocacy and incorporating morning and afternoon movement breaks, help our students manage their ADHD. We emphasize consistency, self-control, and the understanding of consequences to certain behaviors. We, however, are not equipped to handle students who display consistent behaviors that are disruptive to the overall learning environment.