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Nimch
08-13-06, 01:28 PM
I am a Middle and HS teacher and I am looking to a resource to share with some novice teachers I will be mentoring. In the early '90s (when I was a novice teacher) I heard an audio tape recording of what a classroom environment could be like for a child with ADD/ADHD. What started as a clearly understandable lesson by the teacher was gradually obscured by other audio input that could not be filtered out. This recording made a profound inpact on my teaching over the past 16 years and greatly sensitized me to some of the hurdles that students with ADD and ADHD must over-come. I would love to find this, or a similar recording. Does anyone know where such a resource exists? and how one can get it?
Thanks in advance!

X-Man
08-13-06, 01:43 PM
New teachers have had more training in the appliication for technology to a lesson than any teachers before. Have them to sign up for computer lab time. The can have a subject that can be illustrated by using a Powerpoint or Publisher application. The learners will learn more and be proud of their creation. The teacher will get a chance to watch instead of being watched, evaluation. The teacher will get recognition for using technology in the classroom.

X-Man
Tech. App. Cert.

boone1
08-13-06, 01:50 PM
Ive found some websites that might help with your search for an ADHD simulation.


http://www.pediatricneurology.com/sound.htm
This site has a free audio simulation of what it's like to be ADD.

http://www.adhdsimulation.com/
This website sells an ADHD simulation but I don't think you can hear it without buying it.


There was another site that I found ages ago wihch had a visual simlation too but I can't remember it, I'll try and find it again and if I do I will post it later.

:D

dormammau2008
08-13-06, 02:32 PM
hello nich sunshine is a techer she knows a great deal as do some others on that you find here in the forums nice to meet you an wellcome to addhd dorm

tristan k
08-13-06, 05:06 PM
Hi. I'm so glad you're looking for these resources for new teachers. I am ADD and I'll be starting my 11th year teaching in about a couple of weeks :eek: . It still amazes me that some teachers either fail or refuse to recognize the impact of ADHD on students.

I found this from PBS a little while back. It has both a visual and an auditory simulation as well as other information. I found both simulations very interesting. I decided to share this with some people so that they could get a little glimpse of what I go through every day. It was also good to open the eyes of some teachers who feel that ADHD students can "choose" to pay attention "if they want to".

I hope these are useful to you and enlightening for your new teachers.

tristan;)

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/misunderstoodminds/attention.html (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/misunderstoodminds/attention.html)

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boone1
08-13-06, 05:06 PM
I found the website that I said about earlier, here it is...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/misunderstoodminds/attention.html

I has video and auditory simulations, I think this site is quite good.

It also has simulations for reading, writing and math difficulties.

boone1
08-13-06, 05:07 PM
Hi. I'm so glad you're looking for these resources for new teachers. I am ADD and I'll be starting my 11th year teaching in about a couple of weeks :eek: . It still amazes me that some teachers either fail or refuse to recognize the impact of ADHD on students.

I found this from PBS a little while back. It has both a visual and an auditory simulation as well as other information. I found both simulations very interesting. I decided to share this with some people so that they could get a little glimpse of what I go through every day. It was also good to open the eyes of some teachers who feel that ADHD students can "choose" to pay attention "if they want to".

I hope these are useful to you and enlightening for your new teachers.

tristan;)

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/misunderstoodminds/attention.html (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/misunderstoodminds/attention.html)

<O:phttp://www.pbs.org/wgbh/misunderstoodminds/ </O:p

lol you got there before me with the website. :D

tristan k
08-13-06, 05:09 PM
I found the website that I said about earlier, here it is...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/misunderstoodminds/attention.html

I has video and auditory simulations, I think this site is quite good.

It also has simulations for reading, writing and math difficulties.
Funny!:p ADD minds think alike???:D

Nimch
08-13-06, 06:35 PM
Thank you all so much! I did not see what I was originally looking for, but have been shown some really great resources!! Thanx!!!

casper
08-13-06, 10:10 PM
Could it be a video by Rick Lavoie about LD and ADD? go to the website www.ldonline.com (http://www.ldonline.com) and then to store or videos or something of that nature. I had the opportunity to see a great film from there in a Psychology class that i took a while back.

Just a thought.

VisualImagery
08-14-06, 03:19 PM
I want to thank everybody for posting these resources. I am hoping to do a professional seminar for teachers to help them understand the particular difficulties and needs of ADD/ADHD students in the classroom. I'm glad to see that Nimch, is going to share this with her new teachers. I found so many teachers truly don't understand ADD/ADHD, and unfortunately many of them don't want to.

I think the simulation would be great to play and have people who are non-A.D. experience this. In addition to just audio, I have thought of adding in things like a paper airplane flying, somebody walking around the room, someone sharpening a pencil, and other normal classroom activities that increase the distractions for an ADD student.

I also plan on adding and my experiences as a person with ADD, who is also a teacher, a regular Ed teacher. So thank you once again for all these local resources, and if you find any more. Please post them here. I am most grateful.

Becky

ADDitives
03-15-07, 11:21 AM
I would highly recommend any book or video by Rick Lavoie. I don't need to say any more on the matter!

There's an old video he did which is a recording of a workshop with teachers, specialists, and therapists. It's about 15 - 20 years old, and he's simulating how it feels like to be a kid with a learning disability.