The PBS Misunderstood Minds website offers a number of experiential activities along with a wealth of other useful information and resources. Try a few of the links below to walk in their shoes for a moment:
2. Auditory Activity: Listening to Directions “attempts to illustrate what it might be like for a first-grader with an attention disorder to try to concentrate on a set of oral instructions amidst a cacophony of classroom distractions”
8. Spatial Activity: Making 3-D Inferences simulates dyscalculia by impairing your ability to visualize “three-dimensional objects presented on the flat surface of a piece of paper or computer screen”
9. Sequence Activity: Multistep Problems “is designed to evoke in you the intimidation and frustration a young student with a math disability might feel working out a problem that requires the integration of mathematics skills”
If you believe you or your child suffers from ADHD or some other condition that impacts learning, the first step is to seek out a comprehensive psychodiagnostic evaluation to clarify diagnosis and document and to generate treatment recommendations.