Successful programs for children with ADHD integrate the following three components:
- Accommodations: what you can do to make learning easier for students with ADHD.
- Instruction: the methods you use in teaching.
- Intervention: How you head off behaviors that disrupt concentration or distract other students.
How do you manage ADHD in the classroom?
Establish Rules & Routines for ADHD Students
- Post classroom rules for student with and without ADHD.
- Establish classroom routines.
- Give appropriate supervision to ADHD students.
- Reduce potential distractions.
- Use positive peer models.
- Prepare for transitions.
- Allow for movement.
- Let the children play.
How do you help ADHD students stay on task?
- Get the medication right. If your child takes ADHD meds, make sure he’s getting the right medication at the right dosage.
- Make learning active. Encourage your child to get fully involved in his homework.
- Teach self-monitoring.
- Play attention-boosting games.
- Spend more time outdoors.
How does ADHD affect students in the classroom?
ADHD symptoms do contribute to poor school performance. Classroom accommodations can be extremely helpful to children with ADHD. Inattention and impulsivity, the two major characteristics of attention deficits, can make complying with parental requests and succeeding in school more difficult for these children.
How do you handle ADHD?
Other “do’s” for coping with ADHD
- Create structure. Make a routine for your child and stick to it every day.
- Break tasks into manageable pieces.
- Simplify and organize your child’s life.
- Limit distractions.
- Encourage exercise.
- Regulate sleep patterns.
- Encourage out-loud thinking.
- Promote wait time.