The Classroom Case Study : Ad / Hd & Twelfth Grade : Language Arts

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Classroom Case Study: AD/HD & Eleventh-Grade: Language Arts 1. Characteristics For my case study, I intend to research ADD and ADHD in eleventh-grade students in English and language arts classes. Normally eleventh-graders are around 16 and 17 years old. As most cases of AD/HD are diagnosed while children are young, most students in high school would have already known how to work with their disabilities for many years. However, they might still need help from their IEP team, which includes their teachers, family, counselor, and any other people the student wants to include. In both eleventh and twelfth grade, the state standards in reading advance to include more analysis. Attention Deficit Disorder, otherwise known as ADD, usually deals…show more content…
Sometimes they may have a quick temper. Students who are impulsive often act without thinking. They can blurt out answers without being called on. They cannot wait for their turn in line. They often interrupt others. They sometimes intrude into other people’s conversations. There is also a combined disorder that features symptoms similar to both ADD and ADHD. Students can also be inattentive. They usually do not pay attention to detail. They often make careless mistakes. They have trouble staying focused. They appear not to listen when spoken to because their attention is focused elsewhere. They also have problems staying organized. 2. Academic Context According to the Arizona Department of Education, there are several standards that students in eleventh-grade are expected to be able to do. Students in eleventh-grade have to “cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text” (“9-12 English Language Arts,” 2013). This is important because it is a skill need in several standardized writing tests. It shows that the student can comprehend texts to their class group. They are also expected to “determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text” (“9-12 English Language Arts,” 2013). They also have to “determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are
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