Tips For Teaching Children With ADD/ADHD

Figure out what specific things are hard for the student. For example, one student with AD/HD may have trouble starting a task, while another may have trouble ending one task and starting the next. Each student needs different help. Post rules, schedules, and assignments. Clear rules and routines will help a student with AD/HD. Have set times for specific tasks. …

Parenting Tips for ADD

Learn about AD/HD. The more you know, the more you can help yourself and your child. The organizations listed under “Additional Information” (at the end of this fact sheet) can help you learn more about the disability. Praise your child when he or she does well. Build your child’s abilities. Talk about and encourage his or her strengths and talents. …

Symptoms Of ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterized by symptoms that include: trouble organizing tasks, distracted easily, avoiding things that take effort, inability to sustain attention on a task, and problems with follow-through. Hyperactivity (fidgeting, excessive talking, restlessness) and impulsivity (difficulty waiting one’s turn or with patience, interrupting others) may also be symptoms of ADHD. The primary symptom of attention deficit …

ADD/ ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition characterized by a group of symptoms centered around a person’s inability to sustain focused attention on a task, avoiding such tasks, and being easily distracted. It may also include impulsivity and hyperactivity components, and is widely diagnosed in more than 1 in 10 children today (and 1 in 25 adults). The cause …