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Tips for Teaching Kids With ADHD

Simple classroom adjustments make it easier for a teacher to work with the strengths and weaknesses of a child with ADHD.

It may be helpful for teachers to:

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  • Pair written instructions with oral instructions.
  • Give clear, concise instructions.
  • Speak when the child is paying attention.
  • Set up clear rules of behavior and consequences for breaking these rules.
  • Set up a program that rewards appropriate behavior.
  • Seat the child near a good role model or near the teacher.
  • Establish a routine so the child knows what to expect.

 

 

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Reviewed by Patricia Quinn, MD on August 30, 2012

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