Accomadating and modifying adhd students
A Guide to Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act What is Attention Deficit Disorder?Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity (ADHD) is a neurobiological disorder.Click here to go to the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities.Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Section 504 is an equal rights law for people with disabilities.To find out if the student meets eligibility for Section 504, contact the school’s Section 504 representative and request an evaluation.Make requests in writing and keep a copy for family records. A 504 plan for accommodation is developed and written if the student meets eligibility criteria under Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act.The plan is a written document describing the types of accommodations and who will execute them so the student will have equal access to school related programs and activities.Section 504 is focused on providing accommodations to ensure equal access to school related programs and activities.
Section 504 pertains to public institutions that receive federal funding, such as public school systems.To qualify for services under Section 504 an individual must have a disability that interferes with one or more life functions such as: caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working.While the exact cause of this disorder is not known, several treatment options are available.Medication, behavior modification, counseling, specific diets, and accommodations are often used to assist people with ADD and ADD.
Many students with ADD or ADD display behavior that may seem inappropriate such as: impulsiveness, lack of attention, and hyperactivity.
In most occurrences these symptoms appear by age seven.