how to teach a ADHD child

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Patience , creativity and consistency is most needed to teach your child. Before all this you must cultivate a positive atttitude always. Children with ADHD generally have deficits in executive function: the ability to think and plan ahead, organize, control impulses, and complete tasks. That means you need to take over as the executive, providing extra guidance while your child gradually acquires executive skills of his or her own. 1. Keep his study table clutter free and facing a plain wall to avoid distractions. 2. Break his lessons into smaller segments. Use audio visual method to teach him. Use the computer a lot. 3. Keep his time slot of studying not more than 10-15 minute . After every 15 minute give him a break of 5 min. Ring a buzzer or bell to give him the cue to come back to study. 4. Setting routine is very important. 5. Use pictures , games to teach him. 6.use colour coding to highlight key words. 7. Give him short instructions and you will have to repeat it many times 8. Involve family in dealing with him. You have to understand that your child wants to do stuff but does not know how to. 9. Reward your child immediately when he completes a task. Keep changing rewards. Reward can be simple like giving a marble or a stamp. 10. It is very important that you eat and exercise right to take care of your child. You have to take care of yourself first to have the energy and positive mind to take care of your child.

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