Students that show the characteristic signs of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness of ADHD can be challenging. You know their brainpower, but they just can’t seem to be focused on the content you’re working hard to deliver. Furthermore, their activities are taking time off teaching and distracting the entire class. Teachers are the most influential people in the life of one student. The kid believes it when a teacher uses ADHD techniques to show a pupil that he’s smart and worth it. Students with ADHD might:
- Talk out of turn or travel around the room to demand attention.
- Have trouble following instructions, particularly when presented in a list, and with operations involving orderly steps, such as long division or equation solving.
- Always forget to write down tasks for homework, do them or bring the completed work to school.
- Fine motor control is often missing which makes note-taking and handwriting difficult to read.
- Have long-term project issues where there is no clear supervision.
- Do not pull weight during group work and may even discourage a group from carrying out its mission.
Meanwhile, sit back, listen plainly, watch out, follow instructions, stay focused. These are the very things that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD) have trouble doing — not because they aren’t able, but because their brains won’t let them. Of course, that doesn’t make them any easier to teach. Student’s strategy for ADHD is a lot of discipline, imagination, and flexibility. As a teacher, your job is to determine the particular needs and strengths of each child. Then you can develop strategies that will help ADHD-focused students stay on track and grow to their full potential.
Successful programs include the following for children with ADHD:
- Hospitality: What you can do to make learning easier for ADHD students.
- Instruction: The teaching methods that you use.
- Intervention: How to fend off habits that conflict with attention or annoy others.
- Increase active participation in classes. Community techniques include asking students to write their responses and present them to the teacher on dry-erase whiteboards. Let students in a group work through a question and analyze for full comprehension.
- Fostering hands-on research. Develop opportunities for learning where children experience things firsthand. Have students write and perform a script, film a videotape task, or take apart, and assemble a model of a miniature eyeball while studying the human body.
- Give the students of ADHD adequate supervision. Because of their delayed maturity, forgetfulness, distractedness and disorganization, children with ADHD need more supervision than their peers. Help these students by matching them with peers who can remind them of homework and classwork, by using student mentors to team up on a project and by including classroom helpers as much as you can during and after class.
Nonetheless, the most effective tool is a positive attitude in supporting a student with ADHD. Make the student your partner by saying, – Let’s work out ways to help you get your work done together. Assure the student that you will be looking for good conduct and quality work and reinforce that with immediate and genuine feedback when you see it.