Educational Strategies for
Teachers to help Students with
• This PowerPoint will explore the strategies
and practices toward teaching children with
ADHD.As the growing number of children
diagnosis, teachers need to provide
structural routines in the classroom to help
provide success with these students.
Identifying Children with ADHD
• ADHD usually begins in early childhood and
continue into adulthood.
• ADHD occurs in 3 to 5 % of elementary –school
• According to DSM-IV, ADHD can be defined by
• Poor sustained attention and hyperactivity-
• Fidgeting or squirming in their seat
• Difficulty remaining seated when require to do so
• Difficulty sustaining attention
• Difficulty following instruction
• Blurting out before being ask
• Shifting one activity to another before completing
• Losing things and making careless mistakes
• Difficulty listening to others without distraction or
• Delaying gratification and mood swings 4
• Most teachers have found using these strategies
1. Identifying the unique needs of the student:
• Assess the educational needs in the classroom
• Consider both academic and behavioral needs
• Using assessments
• Learning style inventories
• Classroom observation
2. Instructional Practices:
3. Children who receive special education services:
• Consult other educators and parents
• Annual goals
• Supplement aids that obtain goals 5
• Review info on previous topics and describe
• Summarizing various activities planned.
• Set learning expectation
• Set behavioral expectation in classroom
• Identify material need for lessons
• Refer resources that will help master the lesson
• Simplify the instruction and expectation
• Structure and consistency are
• Be supportive when
participation in the classroom
• Identify students who need
• Help students stay focus
• Lower noise level and
• Breakdown assignments in to
• Allow extra time for completion
of test or lesson
• In addition to the general strategies different
students with ADHD have different ways of
learning and retaining information.
Teachers need to identify areas in which
each student requires extra assistance and
provide opportunities for the children to
master a academic success. Facilitating
goals for the different subject will help
improving their success as well.
• Assignment notebook
• Color code folders for
• Homework Partner
• Keep desk and book bag
clean out periodically
• Visual aids in the
classroom to remind
students of the material
• Time management when completing assignment.
• Use a calendar to schedule assignments.
• When using worksheets reveal only one question
at a time.
• Check to make sure student is understanding task.
• Allow student to ask question.
• Monitor work.
• Children with ADHD often acts
immaturely and have difficulty
learning how to control their
hyperactivity. They may have
difficulty forming friendships
and thinking through social
consequences of their action,
With intervention the students
learns how to control their
behavior and be more effective
in the classroom.
Cont. Behavioral Intervention
• Praise when positive behavior is displayed immediately.
• Be consistent to avoid confusion.
• Ignore unintentional behavior.
• Remove any nuisance items in the room that might distract
• Permit the student to leave class for a moment for a break(
library, run an errand)
• Encouragement from the teacher can help prevent students
from becoming frustrated with an assignment.
• Keeping parents involved play a critical roles in the
success of the student
• Children with ADHD often have difficulty
adjusting to the structured environment of a
• Seat the child near the teacher.
• Place student near a role model student.
• Allow the student to work in a low distract area.
• Make sure seating is the right size for the student.
• Make sure the child has the necessary tools for
• Allow extra time if needed.
• When teachers are more aware of the
struggles of a student with ADHD, they can
better help the students in the classroom and
establish a calm structured learning
environment. School personnel have an
important role to play in enabling students
to have a successful school career.
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