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A Heart For All Students: Teaching A Child With ADHD

As homeschool moms know, when our children show symptoms of ADHD while we are teaching them, it can be challenging for mom and child alike.

So what does the homeschool mom do to more effectively teach her child with ADHD?

When teaching a child with an ADHD brain, any learning that requires a child to sit and pay attention can be extremely tough. These kids have been wired to need physical movement to thrive.

Occupational Therapy is not a new area of intervention. However, more and more parents are just now learning of its effectiveness in addressing ADHD symptoms in children.

If you think your child may have ADHD and is struggling with learning and schoolwork, I cannot more highly recommend an OT evaluation. An occupational therapist can provide you with so much insight and clues to how to best teach your child with ADHD.

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Do you have or are you teaching a child with ADHD?

Whether you are a homeschool mom or a teacher in a classroom, you have likely experienced the challenges that come from teaching a child with ADHD symptoms.

You know the signs:

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Key Ideas And Concepts About Teaching A Child With ADHD

As homeschool moms know, when our children show symptoms of ADHD while we are teaching them, it can be challenging for mom and child alike. The child struggles to maintain attention and becomes bored and distracted.

To gather some useful tips for teaching a child with ADHD, I sought out the advice of an amazing friend and occupational therapist.

Occupational Therapy is not a new area of intervention and more parents are just now learning of its effectiveness in addressing ADHD symptoms in children.

When teaching a child with an ADHD brain, any learning that requires a child to sit and pay attention can be extremely tough. These kids have been wired to need physical movement to thrive.

While you’ve probably heard that getting up and moving can “wake up” the body, you’ve probably never been told why. When we move our bodies, our brain releases feel good chemicals that stimulate the brain and relax the body.

When reading and writing, your eyes perform a variety of movements. When these skills are not present or automatic, your brain has to work harder to compensate.

Understandably, this negatively affects a child’s ability to focus and sit still for a number of reasons.

Teaching A Child With ADHD Includes The Environment – Natural Lighting Is Best.

If you think your child may have ADHD and is struggling with learning and schoolwork, I cannot more highly recommend an OT evaluation. An occupational therapist can provide you with so much insight and clues to how to best teach your child with ADHD.

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  •    [01:30] My Favorite Occupational Therapist
  •    [03:17] Movement Is A Must
  •    [04:45] Consider Time
  •    [07:29] Warm Up Those Eyes
  •    [09:07] Natural Light Is Best
  •    [11:49] When In Doubt – Get OT Evaluation

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