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A Note about Attention Deficit Disorder

Attention Deficit Disorder/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) is not a learning disability, although many persons have mistakenly labeled it as such. AD/HD is a neurological condition that reduces a person's productivity and rate of learning. AD/HD may constitute a disability if the symptoms are severe enough to significantly affect a major life activity, such as learning. If this is the case, students with AD/HD may qualify for academic accommodations. Single room assignments are rarely given for AD/HD. The Center for Academic Achievement and Disability Services Offices work closely to assist students with a variety of methods that have been proven to help students with AD/HD. Some of the services offered are:  time management techniques, weekly meetings to help students organize and prioritize assignments, test taking skills and note taking methods, and reading comprehension instruction.



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