About ADHD

Students with Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have different levels of attention, concentration, impulse-control and energy. While all students can have times where they struggle to focus or sit still, students with ADHD tend to experience this more frequently and significantly.

Common forms of ADHD

ADHD can look different from one student to another. Learn about some of the common forms of ADHD below.




They may show creativity, such as coming up with imaginative ideas or thinking 'outside the box'. This may be shown non-verbally, using movement or drawing.

Some have strong feelings of self-competence. They may become quite good at overcoming obstacles.

Some students with ADHD may be good at doing what their teacher or SLSO asks. A student may be able to answer back eagerly or help out with tasks quickly.

Some students with ADHD may be excited to learn new things and might be more involved in their learning. They may be more willing to raise their hand and ask relevant questions.

Example of practice: ADHD

Learn about Sarah's experience in the classroom.

School Excellence Framework alignment

Wellbeing, Curriculum, Effective classroom practice

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers alignment

Standard 1: Know students and how they learn


Secondary teachers


Strategies to support students with ADHD. Including: Evidence-based practices, best practice tips, curriculum considerations and other considerations for teachers of students with ADHD.


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