Helping Kids with ADHD Succeed in School

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School can create multiple challenges for a child with ADHD. Luckily, teachers who understand and are knowledgeable about ADHD can make a big difference. Click on the link below to learn about simple modifications and strategies that can easily be implemented within the classroom setting to help a child with ADHD.

Practical Tips for Teachers

If you are a school teacher, coach or group leader, you will invariably come across situations where you have an ADHD child to supervise and teach. Group situations can present many challenges for children with ADHD. If behaviors are not addressed properly, the group experience may quickly deteriorate and become a negative one for this child and the other children within the group. Click on the link below to read more about teaching and coaching a child with ADHD.

ADHD and Group Settings

You know your child best. As a parent, it is so important for you to communicate your child’s needs to the other adults in his life. This means talking with the teacher, soccer coach, choir leader, or whoever the activity supervisor may be about what works best for your child. You should also educate them about ADHD in general, as many may be unfamiliar with the basics that you know like the back of your hand. One good way to start is to let these adults know how ADHD affects behavior in group settings.

Homework Help

Homework involves numerous steps. One missed step can create loads of problems. For the child, it can become so overwhelming that it is easier to just not do it. Homework can be frustrating for parents, children, and teachers! 

Reframing ADHD

When a child grows up feeling less than, stupid, lazy and defective, life can feel pretty hopeless. It is our job as adults to help children understand that they are not these negative labels and that the future holds wonderful possibilities for them. Click on the link below to read more about learning differences.
Understanding Learning Differences

Movement Can Enhance Learning

Does your child fidget and move around a lot? Do you repeatedly find yourself telling him or her to sit still…stop wiggling…keep your bottom in your chair? This excessive movement, which can drive parents and teachers crazy, may actually be an effective learning strategy. Click on the link below to learn more about physical movement and learning for kids with ADHD.

Positive Ways to Release Energy

When you get feedback from your child’s teacher that your child can’t sit still or is having trouble focusing in class, there are some simple, “first line” strategies you can implement to help. Click on the link below to learn more about simple ways to channel your child’s energy.
Channeling That Energy

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