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Presentation: Methods to help teachers with students with ADHD.

Presentation: Methods to help teachers with students with ADHD.



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    ADHD ADHD Presentation Transcript

    • Your ADHD child in the classroom
      Did not hear the instructions.
      Couldn’t find his notebook.
      Bothered the classmates near him.
      Got up several times.
      Broke the tip of his pencil.
      How does he feel when the time is up and he only managed to put his name on the paper?
    • The problem:
      ADHD affects a child’s ability to achieve academically and form positive social relationships. These inabilities tend to increase the chances that they develop low self esteem and give up on academic success.
    • The goal:
      The goal of this research is to find methods that will alleviate the symptoms of ADHD in the classroom so these children perform academically and interact with their peers in a positive way.
    • Who is affected by ADHD?
      ADHD affects everyone that has a relationship with that child:
    • Peer Relationships
      Parents of children with a history of ADHD report almost 3 times as many peer problems as those without a history of ADHD.
      Parents report that children with a history of ADHD are almost 10 times as likely to have difficulties that interfere with friendships.
      (CDC, 2010)
    • ADHD is society’s problem
      “Given the substantial burden associated with ADHD and LD for children, their families, and society, there remains a continuing need to monitor the national prevalence of these conditions” (Pastor & Reuben, 2008, p.7).
    • Classroom Environment
      If a child with ADHD can affect everyone around him, it is to the teacher’s benefit as well as the child’s for the teacher do whatever it takes to help that student succeed.
      Learn what ADHD is.
      Learn what can be done to help.
    • ADHD
      Approximately 9.5% of school age children have ADHD
      Only 66.3% of those children take medication
      (Center for disease prevention, 2010).
    • Difference in diagnoses between boys and girls
      (Pastor & Reuben, 2008)
    • ADHD by Race 2004-2006
      (Pastor & Reuben, 2008)
    • What is ADHD?
      ADHD is a neurodevelopmental, biological condition characterized by:
    • What ADHD is not
      Lack of Intelligence
      Bad attitude
      The parents fault
    • Typical methods don’t work
      “To tell a person with ADHD to try harder is about as helpful as telling someone who is nearsighted to squint harder” (Hallowell & Ratey, 2005, p.51)
    • Classroom Set up
      Minimize the student’s distractions
      Use desk dividers
      Keep away from high traffic area
      Sit close to teacher
      Use rows instead of tables
      Play white noise or soft music
      For more suggestions go to:http://www.addinschool.com/elementary/roomsetup.htm
    • Lesson Presentation
      Provide outline prior to lesson
      Include variety of activities
      Use multisensory presentations
      Make lessons brief
      Involve the student in the lesson
    • Teach Organization
      Allow 5 minutes to organize desks
      Most organized desk award
      System for complete/incomplete work
      Use color coding in classroom
      Establish method for homework
    • Increase on task behavior
      Provide an individual timer
      Give work in small doses
      Allow breaks
      Check on student often
      Reward wanted behavior
    • Social Skills
      Review his plan for recess activity
      Role play target social skills
      Keep close during unstructured activities
      Teach "Stop and Think" before talking
    • Help them cope
      Have a consistent routine
      Provide a place to unwind and reduce stress
      Provide immediate feedback
      Let the little things go
      Treat them with respect
    • A teacher can make or break a child’s year.
      “In the successful years, he felt that his teacher really understood him and was rooting for him. In the disaster years, he didn’t click with the teacher, and just completely shut down” (Kutscher 2005).
    • Bibliography
      Cowan, D. (2007), The ADHD information library. Retrieved from http://newideas.net/
      Hallowell, E. & Ratey,J. (2005). Delivered from distraction. New York: Ballantine Books
      Hallowell, E. & Ratey, J (1994). Driven to Distraction. New York: Simon & Shuster
      Kutcher, M. (2005). Kids in the syndrome mix of ADHD, LD, Aspergers, Tourettes, Bipolar, & more. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
    • Bibliography
      Pastor P. & Reuben C. (2008) Diagnosed attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and learning disability: United States, 2004–2006. National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Health Stat 10(237). Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_10/Sr10_237.pdf
    • Bibliography
      Center for Disease Control and Prevention, (2010), Increasing Prevalence of Parent-Reported Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Among Children --- United States, 2003 and 2007. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5944a3.htm?s_cid=mm5944a3_w