Supporting ADHD

How Educate Tutoring supports learners with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Participating in daily physical activity based on age
  • Plan and structure activities
    • Keeping a routine and a schedule. Write changes on the schedule as far in advance as possible.
    • Have a place for everything and keep everything in its place.
    • Using homework and notebook organizers. Use organizers for school material and supplies.
    • Stress the importance of writing down assignments and bringing home necessary books.
  • Set clear boundaries. Give brief instructions and be specific. Instead of asking: “Can you tidy your bedroom?” say: “Please put your toys into the box and put the books back onto the shelf.”
    • Make sure everyone knows what behaviour is expected, and reinforce positive behaviour with immediate praise or rewards.
    • Be clear, using enforceable consequences, such as taking away a privilege, if boundaries are overstepped and follow these through consistently. This makes it clearer what students need to do and creates opportunities for praise when they get it right.
  • Praise and encourage children for even very small amounts of progress
    • Giving praise or rewards when rules are followed. Look for good behaviour and praise it. Instead of saying a general: “Thanks for doing that,” you could say: “You washed the dishes really well. Thank you.” This will make it clear that you’re pleased and why.
    • Set up your own incentive scheme using a points or star chart, so good behaviour can earn a privilege. Involve students in it and allow them to help decide what fair privileges will be.

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