Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) exists with or without hyperactivity. In most cases people with this disorder are often off task, have particular difficulty commencing and switching tasks together with a very short attention span and high levels of distractibility. They may fail to make effective use of the feedback they receive and have weak listening skills. Those with hyperactivity may act impulsively and erratically, have difficulty foreseeing outcomes, fail to plan ahead and be noticeably restless and fidgety. Those without the hyperactive trait tend to daydream excessively, lose track of what they are doing and fail to engage in their studies unless they are highly motivated. The behaviour of people with AD(H)D can be inappropriate and unpredictable; this, together with the characteristics common to many SpLDs can present a further barrier to learning.
More information on ADHD could be obtained via:
LD Online – This website is an educational service of public television station WETA in Washington, D.C. The website features hundreds of articles on ADHD and various learning disabilities, providing information on strategies and products to support these individuals.
SPARK - SPARK is an independent, voluntary and non-profit organisation in Singapore which was founded by a group of parents whose children are diagnosed with ADHD. On this website, you would be able to find information on what is ADHD, where to seek assessment and intervention as well as home and classroom strategies.