How to help your child with ADHD at home, what they should do at school, and if they get a diagnosis, is there is a possibility of them needing medication?
There are 3 mainstays of treatment:
Management at home
Management at school
Develop Better Self-Management
Remember that children with ADHD require more strategies to help them manage at home and at school, and that they are not being deliberately inconsiderate or difficult – their brains are still catching up,they have difficulties in three main areas; inattentive (poor focus), impulsive and hyperactive.
Here are some useful practical strategies to help:
Develop a range of ‘checklists’
Negotiate clear expectations
Prompt your child
Use an egg-timer
Increase Concentration Skills
You can increase your child's concentration skills in many different ways, here's some to get you started!
You can try:
Check they are paying attention
Make sure that any homework tasks are written in their homework notebook
Allow slightly longer for them to process information
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Build Better Focus
Improve Written Work and Their Ability to Express Themselves
Stay Calm and Positive Yourself
Arrangements for Examinations
And Finally: Medication