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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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Time Management for Teens and Tweens With ADHD

For teens and tweens with ADHD, simple tasks like cleaning their room or doing homework can seem to take forever, and often end in arguments and frustration. By teaching your kids a few simple time management skills, you can make these daily responsibilities much more manageable. And you can reduce stress for the whole family.

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  • Pair written instructions with oral instructions.
  • Give clear, concise instructions.
  • Ask a volunteer in the class to repeat the directions.
  • Use a timer to help with transitions and organizations.
  • 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 nonverbal cue to get the child’s attention.
  • Establish a routine so the child knows what to expect (this may be a daily agenda or checklist that can be posted visibly in the classroom).

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Reviewed by Renee A. Alli, MD on September 23, 2014

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