Adapted Music Lessons for Students with ADD/ADHD

Adapted Lessons for Students with ADD/ADHD


Students’ with ADD/ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder)

generally have many social problems because of their impulsivity and overactivity (Butcher, J.N., et al., 2013).

Music builds and strengthens the auditory, visual/spatial, and motor areas of the brain.

These areas responds to speech and language, reading, reading comprehension, math, problem solving, brain organization,

focusing, concentration, and attention issues. Studies show that when children with ADHD learn a musical instrument, attention, concentration,

impulse control, social functioning, self-esteem, self-expression, motivation, and memory improve.

Children who takes music lessons must practice regularly, engage in extended focused attention, read music, memorize lengthy musical passages,

understand diverse musical structures, and master technical skills. These experiences might foster cognitive processing, particularly during childhood,

when regions of brain are taking on specialized functions and are highly sensitive to environmental influence (Butcher, J.N., et al., 2013).