Adhd teaching strategies

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1260255 tn?1288658164 This has helped me for many years and the importance of this has been reinforced by having a child who is ADHD. My short term memory has gone way downhill, so that I try to write things like telephone numbers down on my work calendar. Likewise, with appointments and meetings, I automatically put them into Outlook, with reminders to pop up. At home, I write things down on a calendar. I used to be able to rely on memory for all of this. Not so anymore.
219373 tn?1274925034 Tap into anything that he is good at or likes to do and use that as a way of teaching. If likes having a bath get bath body paint and cover him in numbers or letters or shapes. My son does re-run TV programmes and DVDs in his head, but then it is as if he is a video recorder and he just puts it onto 'play' and runs it through his head again. He repeats the diaglogue word for word and will act out some of the actions etc. Donna Williams explained to me that my son is in 'recording mode'.
Avatar m tn I have Bad ADHD and Bi-Polar and had unnacceptable side effects from Strattera, Paxil, Trileptal, Lamictal, Abilify, Lexapro, and Focalin. I have a low tolerance for drugs, but seem to be able to quit cold turkey with no issues from addicted drugs. Past suicidal ideation is an issue. Everytime I take dextramathoraphine for a cough, I seem to be a little happier, can focus on work better, and don't spill my guts to all my co-workers.
551343 tn?1506834118 If you do decide to go the home school route (which is a tough row to hoe) I do know of an excellent book with a lot of teaching strategies. Keep in touch. If we can help, you know where to find us. Best wishes!!!!!!
1274559 tn?1284135818 I am wondering why you need to have medicine for ADHD? can you handle ADHD without medicine??? I mean is the Medicine necessary?
Avatar m tn Here is the ADHD diagnosis - It sounds as if the doctor feels that it might be ADHD. If you question the diagnosis, you probably should get a second opinion.
Avatar f tn Yes, as he does age, he will gain more control, but that is not going to happen for awhile. As Rockrose mentioned - teaching your son coping strategies is very important. But, many kids due to the frustration of ADHD learn the wrong kind of coping strategies - self medication, etc. So make sure that he is learning how to cope with his problems - both scholastically and emotionally. A few suggestions. Your son's present teacher does sound like she knows what she is doing.
Avatar n tn I recently took my six year old son to the doctor because I am concerned about ADHD (its on hi fathers side) and ODD to go along with it. He was all the ADHD symptoms, and has violent,angry outbursts that match all ODD symptoms. After meeting with doctor and telling him all the things my son is doing he said yes definitely lets have him tested. Im still waiting on an appointment with a child psychologist so nothing has happened on that end yet.
Avatar f tn I have one particular friend that got her masters in that way of teaching simply because she watched her own family torn apart by her brother who was unmanageable by the old standards and this was before medications were even available for kids, let alone a diagnosis of ADHD.
Avatar f tn html And, of course, medication is only part of the answer - strategies on dealing with ADHD on both a personal and academic level are as important or more so then the meds. This is a wonderful site! This link to behavior at school, but you can search for almost anything you want to improve. The link is: I have lots and lots of their specific links bookmarked because they are so good.
Avatar f tn old nephew who has dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD, auditory processing disorder and cognitive processing disorder. He has so much against him and he feels that he will never learn. Book learning is not helping him. He has gone from 2nd grade reading to fifth, but doesn't understand or comprehend all the time. What he learns one day, he forgets that next. It is frustrating for him more than me. I don't know how to help him.
Avatar f tn Whether its stimulant meds or natural meds, they are only a partial answer. Teaching your child coping strategies for ADHD is also extremely important. And as I have said numerous times over the last 5 years, no one has ever posted about a natural medication that has worked, but outside of the expense it usually never hurts to try. However, there are things to avoid. Check out these links -
Avatar f tn But the teacher has to realize the child may have AD and be willing to change her teaching strategies for the child. It may be that the current teacher is unwilling to make commendations for your granddaughter. It is typically unsettling for any child to be moved mid-year, and even more so at this grade level. However, if the teacher is making your grandchilds life miserable, then a move should be made. The kids do adapt faster to change at this age. Medication is only one option.
Avatar f tn My son (8) has been diagnosed with ADHD when he was 6. Hadn't use any medication till a week ago. We are trying Straterra and I'm hoping it will help in class with his focus/attention. He is significantly behind and am concerned with him repeating 3rd grade. I know it will crush his self-esteem. Which is why we are trying medication as advised by his doctor. I know he has something else in addition to the ADHD, some kind of learning disability.
Avatar n tn An Occupational Therapist should be able to consider all the traits and work on managing anxiety in school/home by him having a much more predictable routine etc and should be able to give advice to teaching staff/yourself about strategies to use, especially if anxiety is leading to bad behaviour/avoidance behaviour. If he has any interests/obsessions you can really work with them and use them as aids to learning.
719902 tn?1334168783 Two really good books with loads of ideas. Sandra Rief’s "How to Reach and Teach Children with ADD/ADHD".  This has a ton of information on teaching kids with ADHD?ADD. Its almost too much information for a parent who is just starting out needing info, great for a teacher. The second is "The ADD/ ADHD Answer book," by Susan Ashley. Much shorter, concise, not as detailed, but still very useful.
Avatar f tn An ADHD child would benefit from changes, there just wouldn't be as big of a change. Teaching an ADHD child, while they're still young, how to organize (or help keep them organized), how to deal with distraction, how important it is to think of others (and on and on) is incredibly important in helping them live their lives further down the road. My daughter knows she needs to be organized, she has the tools to be organized and I've been teaching her for years how to stay organized.
Avatar n tn // I can then direct you to other places that you might find helpful. Main reason to check out the site is not because I can give you further help (I would try to do that anyway). Its just nice to know what might be causing you the problems you are having. If you know the cause, its easier to find solutions.
Avatar f tn ADHD cannot be cured, but it can be managed with teaching strategies, accommodations, practicing difficult skills, and, sometimes, medication. Sometimes parents think that their children should be able to follow through on cleaning their room, finish a whole worksheet without being distracted, remember their notebooks, and keep their hands to themselves when reminded. However, these expectations may be unrealistic without interventions and accommodations.
1218197 tn?1266603662 It could be that he is acting out to get attention. He is biting and hitting at School and they send him home, have you or the School ever thou that maybe he is doing this because he knows you will have to come get him and he gets what he want's. The School should trying leaving him there when he acts out and talk to him ,and put him at a table by him self and not give in and let him out right away.let him see the other kids having fun with out him.
Avatar m tn , by Sandra Rief. While I doubt that this child has ADHD, the strategies in this book should help. The book is big and detailed, but full of methods that I think you or others at your school would find helpful. Best wishes!
Avatar m tn It is because of this, some other teachers think he has ADHD, but to my knowledge, children with ADHD can't control themselves from being distracted. To my observation, he doesn't get distracted easily, he just doesn't want to do his work in fear of failure. Sometimes, he would make random noises and open/close his mouth as if doing jaw exercises.
Avatar f tn His father takes antidepresants and tends to get anxiety or angry when stressed, note he does not hurt our children but just gets more sensitive on disipline like when it is time to get in bath and they do not listen, my step-daughter has ADHD with learning disorders, and my brother was diagnosed with ADD. Could any of this be at fault or what would you do or recommend that I persue?
Avatar n tn I have a 9 year old son with a diagnosis of ADD/ADHD. I don't believe it is completely correct-I believe in my heart that Asperger's is more accurate. Problem? I did tons of research trying to solve the problems he was having at age 2 when he had been kicked out of 6 daycare facilities. I discovered Asperger's and cried-my son fit these requirements to a T.
Avatar f tn org/posts/ADD---ADHD/How-long-before-seeing-meds-work-for-ADD-ADHD/show/1074551#post_7381430 Also this site has lots of good posts on the subject - And this is also a very helpful site - - I hope these help! Please feel free to post if you have any more questions. Best wishes.
Avatar m tn The book by Rief has lots of suggestions and sound teaching strategies that can be used to help our kids. The book by Ashley has many techniques aimed at parents. I am sure that there are many other good sources out there, but these are the ones I am familiar with.
Avatar f tn They are good teaching strategies. Home schooling should be a last resort. What I would do is in the spring time start visiting schools, both public and private and see what is going on. Look at their test scores, etc. Talk to parents in your neighborhood about the local schools, etc. Oh, and do keep your doc informed as to how the med is working. He has started your son on the lowest dose (which is the correct thing to do), sometimes after awhile the body adjusts to it.
Avatar f tn Before she was assisted with learning strategies, she absolutely hated reading because the Dyslexia caused her so much frustration. (She is going to be 12 in November and has just started reading this past year.) Because she is such a social butterfly, and is quite sharp in everyday activities, many of her teachers believed she was lazy and that she just didn't enjoy school, which was the furthest thing from the truth.
598237 tn?1225647072 Maybe you need to look your teaching skills if you feel children with ADHD are a constant disruption - i feel they are fun to be around - and you can learn alot from them. Ritalin is a form of amphetamine why on earth would you want to put drugs in to childs body? What will you do when your child is no longer able to take the medication - continue to push him for A grades.