100 Ideas for Supporting Pupils with ADHD

This book offers sound advice for teachers managing a classroom with children who have ADHD, or, for that matter, who have various learning disabilities and challenges.

Advice for Teachers of ADHD Students

IDEA #12: Getting Started

• Give the pupil a stretch break before starting an assignment.

• Provide direct supervision as the pupil completes the first sentence/problem.

• Offer the pupil an outline, rather than a blank piece of paper, when starting work.

IDEA #36: Good Days and Bad Days

It is easy to judge a child with ADHD on his good days or on a good piece of work without understanding that his condition means that he is inconsistent. He is not deliberately “not trying” on other days.

by Geoff Kewley and Pauline Latham
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Do you need a gift idea for your child’s teacher? 100 Ideas for Supporting Pupils with ADHD is the book for you! This pint-sized resource offers sound advice for managing a classroom with children who have ADHD, or, for that matter, who have various learning styles and challenges.

The book’s sections, like “Lesson Time” and “Enhancing Self-Esteem and Social Skills,” make it easy to find a topic for a quick answer or suggestion. Some of the ideas are food for thought, helping a teacher reframe certain behaviors; others spell out concrete strategies for planning the classroom layout or helping with handwriting. Each one offers an explanation of the underlying problem and suggestions that will produce positive change.

I appreciated the resources sprinkled along the way, as well as thoughts on how to bridge that essential home-school connection with the use of a contract and a behavior plan.

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