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Ms. Vega from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hold Still, We're Trying to Teach You: Support for ADHD

My students need books like "Simon Says Pay Attention", "Putting on the Brakes" and "The ADHD Workbook" to help them understand their ADHD and survive school in spite of it.

  • $187 goal

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My Students

In an average classroom of 30 children, research suggests that at least one will have Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). For that student, the demands of school can be extremely challenging and can make success seem nearly impossible.

My students are part of a large, public school in a major city in Illinois.

The school includes students in grades prekindergarten through 8th grade. They are primarily Latino and African-American students who come from low-income families. Most are hard workers, but many face great challenges, which prevent them from reaching their full potential. My students are very strong and talented, but some need extra support in order to be successful in both school and life. My students attend a school dedicated to providing this emotional, behavioral and social support because we recognize the close relationship it has with their ability to be academically successful.

My Project

I am requesting a number of books that will be used not only to educate and support the teachers who work with students with ADHD, but also to guide my practice with these students. These resources will be used in small groups to teach children with ADHD the important skills needed to be successful within a classroom and provide strategies to function in school despite their diverse needs. I have also requested a book to help parents better understand ADHD so they may support their children at home and work closely with their teachers to improve their school functioning. Several of the books requested are written specifically for children. These will be used to help children with ADHD understand that there are other people like them and that, though there is something different about them, there is nothing wrong with them. Students with ADHD can be successful in school and, with the proper support in place, they will.

Research has shown that ADHD has a very strong neurobiological basis.

As with other medical disorders, children with ADHD do not CHOOSE to have the symptoms associated with it, but they do need help learning how to successfully function in school despite having them. Contributions to this project will give me access to resources that can help educate adults and dispel myths that currently exist about ADHD, and support students with ADHD by teaching them adaptive skills and strategies.

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Ms. Vega
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Simon Says Pay Attention: Help for Children with ADHD • Amazon $28.89 1 $28.89
Empowering Youth with ADHD (eBook) • AKJ Books $19.95 1 $19.95
Mi amigo tiene ADHD / My Friend Has ADHD • AKJ Books $18.48 1 $18.48
The ADHD Workbook for Kids • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
Parenting Children with ADHD: 10 Lessons That Medicine Cannot Teach (APA Lifetools) • Amazon $11.83 1 $11.83
Putting on the Brakes: Understanding and Taking Control of Your Add or ADHD • Amazon $10.85 1 $10.85
The Survival Guide for Kids With ADHD • AKJ Books $10.21 1 $10.21
Cory Stories: A Kid's Book About Living With Adhd • Amazon $8.96 1 $8.96
I Can''t Sit Still! • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10

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