ADHD and ADD Overview
It is widely known that individuals affected with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) can achieve the exact same high levels of academic success and workplace productivity as their non-ADD peers. However, in order to accomplish this, ADHD-affected individuals require teaching strategies which take into account their needs as well as learning and compensation strategies to help them improve their own chances of succeeding. ADD-affected adults may need similar learning strategies to help succeed in the workplace. To this end, Parliament Tutors maintains tutors trained in a variety of ADD and ADHD educational methodology.
Parliament's ADHD Tutoring Program
In secondary schools, the ADHD and ADD-affected students often face particular challenges when faced with subject testing or college entrance examinations. Parliament offers tutoring for all major exams (SAT, SATII, GRE, New York Regents, etc.) as well as academic tutoring in common problem subjects such as geometry, composition, and language learning, in versions tailored to the needs of ADHD-affected students. Tutors are trained, for example, to pay special attention to the students' focus and to alternate activities at a rhythm designed to engage the student, incorporating visual and movement activities when appropriate. Sessions are given a firm time-structure in order to assure a maximization of students' attention. In order to best suit their teaching style to the student’s needs, Parliament's ADHD Trained Tutors stay abreast of the latest advances in pedagogical methods but also take into account the unique knowledge that only comes from really getting to know the student, child or adult.
In addition, Parliament also offers services aimed specifically to improve ADHD-affected individuals’ learning capacity such as:
- Tutor-guided cognitive exercises for improving focus and attention.
- Lessons in time management, and life and study skills.
- Review of the special considerations and academic rights (e.g. the right to extra time on exams) to which students diagnosed with ADHD are entitled and a primer on self-advocacy for these considerations and rights.
Finally, Parliament tutors are aware of the importance of communication with the parents or partners of ADHD-affected individuals. If you are a parent of an ADHD-affected child, you will be kept abreast of the steps being taken to deal with your child's needs and what you can do to optimize your child's academic success. If you are a partner to an affected adult, you will be given.