9 ADHD Strategies Your Child's Teacher Should Know

"If I have something subtle to occupy me — like a small fidget toy — I am neither distracted nor seeking out the distractions. I am relaxed and alert." Hearing students with ADHD describe their unique challenges in their own words can unlock amazing collaboration and tremendous learning.

Encourage, Don’t Shame, Me

Sometimes I draw attention to myself without meaning to, like when I am fidgeting and don’t know it, or when I’m staring off into space because my mind has wandered. I need your patient encouragement, not shaming or derogatory remarks. In fact, I need more positive reinforcement than my classmates, but I get much less than they do because of my struggles.
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