It’s not uncommon that children are diagnosed with ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Because of this diagnosis, these children may perform poorly in school as they have trouble controlling their impulses. If you’re working with a child with ADHD, it’s important to know how you can help them do better in school.
Sometimes symptoms of ADHD show up less at home and more when they’re in the classroom. Some of these signs are:
- Constant motion while seated or moving around the classroom
- Difficulty focusing on tasks and schoolwork
- Excessive talking when not asked to
These symptoms can be disruptive in a classroom setting and can be overwhelming for everyone. It’s important to not only have the child diagnosed and treated but to have your own techniques and strategies in helping them engage better in the classroom. Some of these are:
- Integrating movement in your lessons
- Adjusting your methods of teaching to the child’s capabilities
- Making use of creative outputs for schoolwork
If your child has ADHD, cooperate with their teacher and adjust the strategies as needed to make sure they’re working.