• Question: How can ADHD with inattentive tendencies affect learning, and how can one help with it?

    Asked by Barnaby B on 28 Nov 2023.
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      Elizabeth Newton answered on 28 Nov 2023:

      I am afraid this is out of my area

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      Berengere Digard answered on 30 Nov 2023:

      That’s not really my area I’m afraid! From what I know, the difficulty can be that it’s more difficult to learn when you can’t focus for a long time on the thing you re trying to learn. I’m not sure how best help students inattentive ADHD students, but do have a look at what my colleagues do at the Salvesen Mindroom Centre, it’s a charity that is all about helping neurodivergent students!

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      Emma Sullivan answered on 11 Dec 2023: last edited 11 Dec 2023 12:28 pm

      As with the others, this is not my area but I can imagine that having inattentive tendencies makes it more difficult to concentrate for long periods and therefore learn the amount of knowledge required in lessons. It might be easier to have more breaks and split learning material into smaller chunks.