8 Helpful Tips To Keep Your ADD/ADHD Child Learning
Melinda Boring found that using the right materials and techniques will help children better retain information. Here are eight items she recommends:
Post-it tape -- to cover part of a chart, so the child isn’t overwhelmed by too much information on a page.
Foam earplugs -- block out background noise while allowing a student to hear what you’re saying.
Colored overlays -- to frame material on the pages (a rectangle to cover a paragraph, a square to cover a math problem)
Block-out reader -- a colored strip of see-through plastic that allows the student to see only the text that he is reading and blocks out lines above and below.
Tri-fold display board -- blocks out visual distractions when placed on the student’s desk or work table.
Peanut butter dough map -- enhances geography lessons for ADDers; mold cookie dough into the shape of a state, using colored sugar for rivers, large M&Ms for cities, mini M&Ms for smaller cities.
Colored notebook paper -- each subject is assigned a different color, allowing the child to find and file loose papers quickly.
Post-it arrow notes -- helps a child to locate an answer in a page of text without having to re-read and allows him to highlight areas in which he needs assistance.