|Let me say this right now: I am not an expert on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). I wish I were! Several of you have expressed an interest in learning how your colleagues help students with this disorder succeed in school. Here are a few tips from my teaching experiences, but mostly, I’m counting on y’all to share your insights and success stories with us!|
Tips for Teaching Children With ADHD:
• Interject activity breaks in the school day by inviting all students to stand and stretch, do jumping jacks, or run in place.
• Choose a silent technique to help the child refocus. For example, make eye contact and gently tap your chin.
• Use the child’s name or interests in neutral ways during discussions.
• Acknowledge even the smallest of improvements in behavior and schoolwork.
• Work closely with the student’s family.
Now it’s your turn. Please share!