Students with ADHD

Students with ADHD

Students with ADHD

Introduction

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a psychological disorder primarily seen in children. Due to ADHD, children become absent-minded, hyperactive and impulsive. These negative qualities thus hamper children at school; their academic performance starts to falter. Therefore, the concern for pupils with ADHD is intensifying among parents and teachers.

 

Signs of ADHD in children

To recognise children with ADHD in the classroom, both parents and teachers should be on the lookout for ADHD symptoms. Since ADHD causes inattentiveness, children fail to listen to instructions properly, miss out on important details, make careless errors in school assignments, daydream a lot and are easily distracted. They are also disorganised, forgetful and are unable to focus on a task at hand.

 

Moreover, ADHD makes children hyperactive and impulsive. As a result, children are very restless. They can’t sit quietly in the classroom and become impatient when it comes to taking turns in certain classroom activities or games. Sometimes students submit incomplete work because their attention drifts off to something else during working in the class.

 

Role of parents and teachers

By now, you must have understood how frustrating students with ADHD can be. Teachers often complain and act harshly with them even though whatever these kids do is not willingly done. But, in the end, it is up to both parents and teachers to help these children with their difficulties and make sure their progress is not hindered.

 

Teachers should make sure that students with signs of ADHD are seated in a less distracting spot in the classroom, for instance- away from doors and windows. Instructions should be concise, clear and repeated several times. Students should be advised to maintain a notebook to record all assignments and due works. In addition, daily schedules should be hung around the classroom.

 

Parents should plan an ADHD diet for their children and ask them to exercise regularly. Children should have enough outdoor play-time. Parents can refer to ADHD websites or ADHD YouTube videos for more help. If the symptoms are severe, ADHD doctors should be consulted. Last but not the least, both teachers and parents should appreciate the good deeds of these children and harness the creativity in them.

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