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Computer Technology: A Method for Teaching Mathematics to ADHD Students<br />Rebecca Sustaita<br />
Math Difficulties Experienced by ADHD Students<br />Many students with ADHD dislike and even dread math because they have ...
What’s the Best Approach?<br />Sandra F. Rief explains in her book, How to Reach and Teach  ADD/ADHD Children, that studen...
Hands-on Discovery<br />This approach encourages the ADHD learner to use a variety of concrete  materials to teach concept...
Technology Integration Supports Hands-on Approach<br />Computer technology provides student:<br />Manipulation of variable...
Problem Solving Approach<br />This approach encourages ADHD students to solve problems in meaningful ways by:<br />Providi...
Technology Integration Supports Problem Solving<br />Computer technology provides students:<br />Posed problems through vi...
Cooperative Learning<br />This approach allows ADHD students to work together in order to explore, solve problems, and sha...
Technology Integration Supports Cooperative Learning<br />Computer technology provides students to:<br />Do collaborative ...
Math Computer Technology Resources<br />There is supporting research that says computer technology resources help students...
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  • Hi,

    The majority of people with ADD and ADHD, and Dyslexia – see static. As a result of this static there is an opportunity to diagnose people with dyslexia, ADD and ADHD at a very early age. My book The Fuzzy's also explains how you can help define the specific color static that a person sees so that tinted glasses can be secured to help eliminate this static in most people, so there left side of the brain can learn how to read. Also discussed is how to remove part of the static through trace minerals, and the process of how people with Dyslexia ADD, and ADHD can get down to one thought at a time (people with dyslexia and ADD/ADHD can think about three separate and distinct things at the same time.)

    Please visit my website at www.poofyhairproductions.com or download my iBook, The Fuzzy's from iTunes, Kindle, or Nook.

    Now at the Aussie Educator, ADDers.org, and American Dyslexia Association. I have a lot more information about ADD ADHD and dyslexia so please contact me by email or by phone at 503-916-9110.

    Have a Fuzzy's day,
    Mark Wood
    26707 SE Stark Street #20
    Troutdale Or 97060
    503-916-9110

    Chapter1 The Fuzzy's

    Understanding the Fuzzy’s


    The first thing you have to understand is that, the majority of the people with ADD/ADHD, and Dyslexia see static; like on your old TV when a station goes out.

    Dyslexia is traditionally defined as encompassing all groups of people with reading problems, however, I want to separate who have hand tremors from those who don’t. The group that I am talking about have hand tremors, for both people with ADD/ADHD, and Dyslexia. These hand tremors are caused by the constant movement of the static. If you have ADD/ADHD or Dyslexia and do not have hand tremors, then I am not addressing you. The Dyslexics that I am addressing are considered to be Primary Dyslexics/ Visual Dyslexics. These Dyslexics have Dysgraphia but, the people with ADD/ADHD do not have Dysgraphia.

    An example of what I am taking about. I could not read my own hand writhing half of the time in Jr. High. I spent my day hunched over the paper, with both arms blocking out as much light as possible, squinting at the page while I gripped my pencil so hard that I dented it. Just looking at the paper under the Florissant lights for 30 seconds gave me a migraine. I flipped letters and numbers (both visually and in writing), I would write sentences- leaving out words, paragraphs- leaving out sentences. I am talking a-bought the old school definition of Dyslexia.

    There are 3 Aspects of the Static: Size, Color, and Darkness:




    Size: Big/White static, and small/dark static.

    The BIG Static is roughly 1/10th to 1/4th the size of 12 pica text. This static is mostly white with a ting of color.
    The Small Static is roughly 1/100th the size of 12 pica text, has no white and is highly saturated in the same color as the Big static.



    Color: Based on my limited testing, Dyslexic’s see Blue static, and ADD/ADHD see pink, or purple static.
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  1. 1. Computer Technology: A Method for Teaching Mathematics to ADHD Students<br />Rebecca Sustaita<br />
  2. 2. Math Difficulties Experienced by ADHD Students<br />Many students with ADHD dislike and even dread math because they have specific difficulty with math computation skills such as:<br />Carelessness and inaccurate computation<br />Misalignment of problems on paper<br />Difficulty organizing and copying problems<br />Inattention to processing math signs<br />Trouble memorizing and recalling basic facts<br /> (Rief, 1993)<br />
  3. 3. What’s the Best Approach?<br />Sandra F. Rief explains in her book, How to Reach and Teach ADD/ADHD Children, that students with ADHD can learn best with the following approaches:<br />Hands-on discovery<br />Problem-solving approach<br />Cooperative learning<br />
  4. 4. Hands-on Discovery<br />This approach encourages the ADHD learner to use a variety of concrete materials to teach concepts.<br />ADHD students are guided to make their own discoveries, moving from the concrete to symbolic levels.<br />(Rief, 1993)<br />
  5. 5. Technology Integration Supports Hands-on Approach<br />Computer technology provides student:<br />Manipulation of variables<br />Exploration of complex systems<br />Product creation<br />(Roblyer & Doering, 2008)<br />
  6. 6. Problem Solving Approach<br />This approach encourages ADHD students to solve problems in meaningful ways by:<br />Providing questioning strategies<br />Encouraging solutions to problems<br />Supporting the development of their own strategies<br />Allowing self-evaluation of their own results <br /> (Rief,1993)<br />
  7. 7. Technology Integration Supports Problem Solving<br />Computer technology provides students:<br />Posed problems through video-based scenarios<br />Simulations<br />Instructional games<br />(Roblyer & Doering, 2008) <br />
  8. 8. Cooperative Learning<br />This approach allows ADHD students to work together in order to explore, solve problems, and share discoveries.<br />This approach also encourages interactive, cooperative groups that help increase participation and active engagement of ADHD students.<br />(Rief, 1993) <br />
  9. 9. Technology Integration Supports Cooperative Learning<br />Computer technology provides students to:<br />Do collaborative Internet research<br />Create multimedia/web page group products<br />Compete in instructional group/team games<br />(Roblyer & Doering, 2008)<br />
  10. 10. Math Computer Technology Resources<br />There is supporting research that says computer technology resources help students with ADHD (Rief, 1993).<br />It is beneficial to students if both teachers and parents have a store of resources to access.<br />The following are only a few of the many online resources available that can help students with ADHD math instruction.<br />http://www.coolmath-games.com<br />http://resources.oswego.org/games/<br />http://www.mathplayground.com<br />
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