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TOPIC: ADHD & School: Helping Children with ADHD Succeed

ADHD & School: Helping Children with ADHD Succeed 29 Oct 2013 15:00 #288

ADD/ADHD and School
Helping Children with ADHD Succeed at School

Posted August, 2013 by Jeanne Segal, Ph.D. and Melinda Smith, M.A.


School creates multiple challenges for kids with ADD/ADHD, but with patience and an effective plan, your child can thrive in the classroom. As a parent, you can work with your child and his or her teacher to implement practical strategies for learning both inside and out of the classroom. With consistent support, these strategies can help your child meet learning challenges—and experience success at school.


Setting up your child for school success

The classroom environment can be a challenging place for a child with ADD/ADHD. The very tasks these students find the most difficult—sitting still, listening quietly, concentrating—are the ones they are required to do all day long. Perhaps most frustrating of all is that most these children want to be able to learn and behave like their unaffected peers. Neurological deficits, not unwillingness, keep kids with attention deficit disorder from learning in traditional ways.

As a parent, you can help your child cope with these deficits and meet the challenges school creates. You can provide the most effective support: equipping your child with learning strategies for the classroom and communicating with teachers about how your child learns best. With support at home and teaching strategies at work in the classroom, there is no reason why kids with ADD/ADHD can’t flourish in school.

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Continue reading: http://www.helpguide.org/mental/adhd_add_teaching_strategies.htm
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