10 Strategies for Managing ADHD at Home

10 Strategies for Managing ADHD at Home

Having a child with ADHD can be challenging. They may miss important instructions, have difficulty sitting still, struggle to keep their eyes on what they are doing, or be too distracted to carry out basic daily tasks. Some of the parents I work with are desperate for ways to help manage their children’s symptoms at home so daily life isn’t such a struggle. Here are 10 strategies to help your child be more focused and organized at home:

1.  Kids with ADHD thrive on structure. Create structure in your day by keeping daily routines as consistent as possible. Use visual checklists and have your child check off completed tasks. If your child is not doing what is expected, instead of telling him what to do, ask him what he will look like when ready for the activity he is preparing for. This helps children pre-imagine the situation, develop situational intelligence, and get things done.

2.  Keep your house organized. Having designated homes for everyone’s belongings helps kids find what they need when they need it, and it makes cleanup easier too! (more…)

Minimize Online Distractions With These Tools

Minimize Online Distractions With These Tools

Does your student struggle to stay focused when completing online homework assignments? Nowadays, most middle school and high school students use the internet to complete homework assignments, which can lead to a good deal of distraction and procrastination- especially with the proliferation of social networking sites.

Help your student minimize online distractions and maximize efficiency using these tools:

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Classroom Strategies to Help Children with ADHD

Any parent familiar with ADHD knows the challenges kids can face during the school day. Routine events such as preparing classwork, reading aloud, or practicing math skills can be a mental overload for students with attention issues. Failing to understand the potential struggles of ADHD can lead to classroom chaos, as well as negative encounters among students, teachers, and parents.

Fortunately, there are strategies that can help students overcome classroom challenges. (more…)