Question by  devo (15)

What are some teaching strategies for teaching ADHD children?

My son was recently diagnosed with ADHD I would like to learn how to teach him.


Answer by  patti (29325)

ADHD requires a lot of structure, discipline, scheduling and organization. How your son learns is likely quite different from the next kid with ADHD. Talk to his teacher for direction.


Answer by  Dean (4035)

There is no special secret to teaching a child with ADHD. The key is in the expectation of behavior and in structure and discipline. A child with ADHD shouldn't be given a pass owing to the diagnosis; instead there should be a a plan that involves a great deal of structure, discipline and nutritional considerations.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Provide short but frequent breaks. Have a timer that goes off when the break is over to redirect them back to studying. Use lessons and tutoring sessions that can be done in 5 to 15 minutes. Provide a run-around time before homework and lessons to burn off energy.


Answer by  lgk (2426)

My oldest son also has ADHD and we utilize interactive computer software that keeps his attention. It plays sounds, shows short animations, and allows him to place things where they need to go during the lessons. The constant changes keep him learning and from running around the room.


Answer by  Serona (35)

Patience is the key for teaching children with ADHD. The first thing is to keep lessons as short as possible.


Answer by  SGividen (652)

It is good to keep lessons short and concise for children with ADHD. Give them enough structured learning time but also include some preferred learning time. Find out if the child is an auditory, visual, kinesthetic learner, etc. and provide resources that meets these particular learning styles. Above all, be patient!


Answer by  walter80 (409)

Try kinetic teaching strategies, this will enable your son to move around while he is learning rather than sitting down and getting frustrated.

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