The Sethu team brought to light varied aspects of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to 24 enthusiastic participants of Class Act held in Manovikas School, Margao.
Class Act is Sethu’s annual summer training programme that aims to equip primary school teachers to manage diverse learners and address their needs in the classroom.
This year the focus was on ADHD, a common neuro-developmental condition that impacts children’s learning and behaviour. Over three days of presentations, group discussions and activities, participants got to explore areas as diverse as executive functioning, signs of ADHD, universal design for learning and working with parents. Classroom strategies to help students manage impulses, and plan, organise and perform were also discussed. Participants demonstrated various classroom supports such as visual aids for class rules, ways to incorporate movement into their classroom and activity based instruction.
Teachers shared their ideas and stressed on the importance of accepting children with ADHD as unique and brimming with strengths.