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What are some effective teaching strategies to reach my ADHD *-year old son?

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Asked by Legos at 12:25 AM on Jan. 31, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • at this ypung an age im not sure, my oldest is adhd, we have never medicated him, and he semes to find his own way of learning without us. he got into dinosaurs when he was 3 and amazed us at how much he could learn on his own. he is now 16 and wants to be a herpatologist [study reptiles] hene he gets to college. give your son another year or two, if you dont find a way to teach him what he wants to learn then he will show you. and you just might be amazed like we were. good luck.

    Answer by SMDTLD8000 at 1:30 AM on Jan. 31, 2010

  • I'm assuming he's 8 (since the * is above 8).The main thing is breaking tasks into manageable sections and only working on one thing at a time. If he's doing a page with many questions, like math, you can fold the page or cover up parts so he can be focused on one small section and not get overwhelmed. Using a kitchen timer can be a huge help. Have him work in 2-3 minute intervals and make sure he gets praise and feedback after each time.

    As the PP mentioned finding things that interest him is also important. Take him to the library and let him find an author, genre, or topic he likes. Then read to him daily from books that are too difficult for him to read on his own and have him read ones he can to you.


    Answer by maxswolfsuit at 7:24 AM on Jan. 31, 2010

  • As the PP above mentioned..break things down into smaller sections. This also helps when giving instructions such as cleaning up his room, like "lets go to your room"....then when you get there..." put your things away" ADHD kids often have trouble processing a compound sentence because they tend to only really get the first part of breaking it down into two smaller sentences can help.

    Answer by meriana at 9:53 AM on Jan. 31, 2010

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