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Tips and Tools to Help ADHD children in the classroom

It is of the utmost importance for teachers to be well-versed in tools which will not only help the ADHD child but can also improve the general classroom atmosphere. The following are some tried and true tips:

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Teach more difficult subjects early in the day.

Teach more difficult subjects early in the day.
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Seat the child away from distractions, such as doors, windows, noisy radiators, etc., preferably facing the teacher a...

Seat the child away from distractions, such as doors, windows, noisy radiators, etc., preferably facing the teacher a...
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Have clear classroom rules which are posted on walls and reviewed regularly.

Have clear classroom rules which are posted on walls and reviewed regularly.
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Use an auditory signal to indicate the start of a lesson such as an egg timer, bell or horn.

Use an auditory signal to indicate the start of a lesson such as an egg timer, bell or horn.
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Employ a variety of teaching methods such as visual aides, computers and hands-on experiences.

Employ a variety of teaching methods such as visual aides, computers and hands-on experiences.
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Give an outline of the lesson with space for note-taking and point out which step of the lesson you are on.

Give an outline of the lesson with space for note-taking and point out which step of the lesson you are on.
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Allow students to tape-record assignments. Spoken instructions are often not remembered.

Allow students to tape-record assignments. Spoken instructions are often not remembered.
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For reading assignments, show how to use a pointer or bookmark in order to keep the place.

For reading assignments, show how to use a pointer or bookmark in order to keep the place.
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Summarize the lesson at the end and have a few students repeat what they learned and/or any assignments given.

Summarize the lesson at the end and have a few students repeat what they learned and/or any assignments given.
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Do your best to maintain a positive atmosphere.

Do your best to maintain a positive atmosphere.
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With a 42% increase in reported cases of ADHD since 2003, no doubt you have dealt with this challenging issue in your classroom. It is estimated that 11% of children between the ages of 4-17 years old have been diagnosed with ADHD.