The Secrets Of Teaching kids with ADHD.
How the ADHD brain is wired
'Everything and nothing quite simultaneously.' In your classroom, ADHD looks or instead presents, very differently with each child. It can be the tiring interrupter, the quiet daydreamer or the high achieving, anxious child.
The ADHD brain operates 30-40% below the chronological age of the child. The failsafe systems that a neurotypical brain has do not function and decision making, time management, temporal understanding further impact a vicious cycle.
Presentations of ADHD
In this idea, let's outline three presentations of ADHD: Inattentive, Hyperactive and Impulsive or a combined presentation.
What it feels like to have ADHD
ADHD is all-consuming and exhausting but behind the ADHD curtain is a child striving to be the best they can be and who needs you to believe in them and the struggle they face 24 hours a day. In this idea, let's review feedback from a range of sources to better understand what it feels like to have ADHD.
Parenting a child with ADHD
You may be the expert in the classroom but parents are the experts of the children everywhere else. Their struggle with guilt, myth and exhaustion is real. Their knowledge may have crucial segues for classroom understanding.
Teaching a child with ADHD.
In this idea, we will explore the reasonable adjustments and ADHD understandings that are required to support children in the classroom environment.
Understanding a child with ADHD.
In this idea, we examine proactive adjustments to your, mindset, preparation, communication and delivery.
So much has been learned about medication and children with ADHD. the evidence is formidable, early intervention will mean far improved life outcomes for the children in your care.