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ADHD Strategies and Solutions
Transcript of ADHD Strategies and Solutions
Understanding what "Behavior" is
before understanding ADHD
it can be changed
it is taught
its a way of communicating!
So Why are SOME children not motivated or struggle with ATTENTION?
No relevance for them
Fear of failure
They feel inadequate
A QUESTION FOR YOU....
ARE YOU HAPPY WITH YOUR CHILDREN?
ARE THEY HAPPY?
ARE THEY HAPPY WITH YOU?
MORE QUESTIONS FOR MOMS,DADS,
What puts you in a good mood?
What puts you in a bad mood?
YOUR MOOD AND MOTIVATION
AND YOUR CHILD's BEHAVIOR and MOOD ...
WILL IMPACT ANY LEARNING and COMMUNICATION with or without
ADHD of ADD tendancies!
SO what is exactly ADHD?
Three types of ADHD...
What the school day looks, feels, and sounds like
for a child with Attention Problems.....
"Everything distracts me at school..if I hear a pen drop I will look for it"
"I do things I don't mean to do...I just forgot to raise my hand"
"I try not to fidget because it makes me stand out"
"I just looked out the door for a minute and I don't know how long I was daydreaming but when I looked at other kids, they were on a different page"
SO what can help....
Short Term Goals
Simple and StraightForward
Listen actively to what they say
Strive for friendly and informed interactions
if it's not working, then adapt your approach, they wont change for you!
So what can we do as parents ?
35% Tonal, volume, tempo
55% non verbal signals
Lets just talk about "communication"...
Use verbal and non-verbal encourages
uh ah..."I see"
Assertive Sentence Starters
I need you to...
In 5 minutes, we will..
I expect you to...
Thank you for....
I know that you will....
sO do it with FLOWERS......
INSTEAD OF SAYING MAYBE TRY
How many times do I have to tell you... listen carefully
Be Quiet..can't you see I'm talking Please don't interrupt
David, get back into your seat David, you should be sitting
you are always getting into trouble Do you need me to help you?
Its all about
The Prefrontal Cortex
This is the command center for the brain
kids with Attention problems..it's different
The Strategy that will help
The Formula for learning and behavior.....
The 3 R's
Rules, Rituals, Routines
consider different types of learning styles and approaches. Adapt the environment to the child not the child to the environment.
Think about his mood and motivation!
Rapport, Relationships, Role models
Learning and Behavior Approaches
The Benign Boss
The Benign Boss:
The parent/teacher sets boundries
The child's job is to test them
The problem is the problem..not the child
The fairness Rule
(games and learning styles )
Excessive motor activity
Stress balls, concentrators,etc..
Whole class sensory breaks
GAMES and TOOLS
Attention and Brain Games like Fast ForWord and Lumosity
At the end of the day.....
We listen to those:
We like and respect those who listen to us.
we like and respect those with whom we can identify with.
we pay attention to those whom we believe what they say.