Supporting ADHD in a classroom environment
According to the recently published National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guideline on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a range of social and educational interventions need to be put in place to support the newly diagnosed child with ADHD before medication is considered. Most teachers, at some point in the course of their day, will have to refocus a child who is unavailable for learning by using a range of strategies, such as: calling a child’s name or asking a pertinent question, ensuring a child understands a concept or task through positive questioning, or by moving a child away from distractions.
ADHD in practice 2009; 1(2): 13–14
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