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Tips In The Classroom For Teachers Who Have Students With ADHD

Introduction

Are you looking for tips in the classroom for students with ADHD?  Are you a teacher?  Continue reading this article to find out more information.

Make Assignments Clear

According to www.cdc.gov, it is essential to make assignments clear.  Students with ADHD have difficulty following instructions at times.  Make instructions as clear as possible so the students can follow the directions and succeed on the assignment.  If it is a math assignment and you want the student to show his/her work, explain that in the directions.  If it is an English assignment and you want the student to draw an outline, explain that in the directions.  In any specific circumstance, be specific.

Provide Encouragement To Students

In addition to making assignments clear, according to www.cdc.gov, it is also important to provide encouragement to students.  If a student scores high on an exam, put a sticker on his/her paper.  If a student answers a question correctly in class, praise him/her for the their hard work.

Minimize Distractions In The Classroom

In addition to making assignments clear and minimizing distractions in the classroom, according to www.cdc.gov, it is important to minimize distractions in the classroom.  Try to have the classroom as clear as possible.  Children with ADHD have a tendency to become distracted easily.  Recognize this.

Allow Time For Movement And Exercise

In addition to the above, according to www.cdc.gov, it is important to allow time for movement and exercise.  Make sure your class has time for gym and recess.  Make sure they get fresh air and time to exercise.  This will enable them to burn off energy.  They will feel better about themselves and perform better in the classroom.

Communicate With Parents On A Regular Basis

According towww.cdc.gov, it is also essential to communicate with parents on a regular basis.  Let parents know how your students are doing in the classroom.  Send home notes during the school year.

Conclusion

To end this article, five tips have been mentioned for teachers to instill confidence in students with ADHD.  They include: making assignments clear, providing encouragement to students, minimizing distractions in the classroom, allowing time for movement and exercise, in addition to communicating with parents on a regular basis.  In the classroom as a teacher, show students that you want them to learn and succeed.  Show them that you want them to do well.  You will see the difference in their efforts.  Go for it.

 

 

Tips In The Classroom For Teachers Who Have Students With ADHD

Lauren Walters

My name is Lauren Walters. I am currently heading into my final semester of graduate school for Mental Health Counseling in the Spring of 2016. Through my own experiences with mental illness, I love to inspire others through my writings and reassure them that they can live healthy, productive lives, despite mental illness. I hope you enjoy my articles. Feel free to comment. I will be sure to respond to you questions and/or comments in a prompt manner. Enjoy!


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Walters, L. (2017). Tips In The Classroom For Teachers Who Have Students With ADHD. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 25, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/living-with-adhd/2017/08/tips-in-the-classroom-for-teachers-who-have-students-with-adhd/

 

Last updated: 11 Aug 2017
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 11 Aug 2017
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