• Supporting Students with ADHD
    Feb 21, 2024 | Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health

    Created by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH), this infosheet provides guidance on how to support students struggling with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD is a mental health disorder which encompasses numerous challenges including struggling with paying attention, and impulsive behaviour. Students with ADHD face challenges in post-secondary settings including difficulties with managing their time, studying, and finishing assignments.

    CICMH makes the following recommendations to support students with ADHD:

    1. Early support in the transition from high school to post-secondary settings
    2. Post-Secondary Institutions (PSIs) should educate the community on ADHD, and amplify the voice of students with lived experience
    3. Provide supports to students who may not have a diagnosis of ADHD, given the knowledge that obtaining a diagnosis of ADHD is currently challenging
    4. Faculty should be mindful of creating learning environments for students with different needs; providing clear deadlines and reminders of assignments is helpful for students with ADHD
    5. Empower students to take ownership of their management skills
    6. Ensure staff are aware of on-campus supports such as Accommodations and Accessibility Services
    7. Create or leverage existing peer mentorship programs so students with ADHD or other learning challenges can connect with and learn from each other
    8. Support an inclusive campus environment, where all students can benefit

    Download the infosheet here (PDF)