With ADHD, the primary question is: is the overactiveness (at that moment, for it can shift) a matter of seeking stimulation or regulating imput or being overstimulated.
Important to know: Whatever stimuli we produce ourselves, is easier to process. So if the classrooms acoustics is loud, too much info, overstimulating..chances are an ADHD kid will máke it's own noise to process. (Nothing dim about such tactics btw ;-) ).
Overly fidgeting or walking around, can the body telling the kid there is too little info coming in, if it were to just sit, it actually would loose concentration, for the system now puts more effort in finding new solutions to the problem of understimulation..
though it can also be an overstimulated kid, trying to soothe it's system by gross or finer motor skills..
Really observing a kid, is very enlightening!
A sensory integration specialist can do a test to see what the basic responses are to certain stimuli. Highly useful info for class, kid and all around it!
Indeed, an attentive and respectful teacher can mean so much!
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