Supporting children with ADHD

In the classroom

Supporting children with ADHD

This section helps parents, carers and teachers to:

  • Identify ways to support children with ADHD in the classroom
  • Help develop study and homework skills for children with ADHD
  • Evaluate learning and progress, and give useful feedback.

On this page:

  1. Support in the classroom ↓
  2. Developing study skills ↓
  3. Giving feedback ↓

Support in the classroom

Children with ADHD can be successful at school: different management techniques can help to encourage them and focus on their strengths. This presentation looks at examples of how to differentiate teaching techniques for different school subjects.

Support in the classroom

A coaching tool providing examples of how different management techniques can help to encourage children to focus on their strengths

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Developing study skills

Strong study skills at home and school are an important part of successful learning. A child with ADHD may struggle more with homework than other children. Therefore, it may be helpful for parents and teachers to monitor:

  • How much homework the individual child is expected to do by all their teachers
  • Whether there are alternative homework activities for the child, which achieve the same learning goals.

This presentation brings together:

  • Some of the core skills that a child with ADHD may need to develop
  • Support to help achieve this
  • Tips on homework, organisation and rewards.

Developing study skills

A coaching tool providing advice on homework, tips and rewards and the support required to help children develop core skills

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Giving feedback

Evaluating learning, recognising progress and passing on feedback at school is particularly important. Positive comments, for even the smallest of accomplishments, can provide encouragement and as such help to improve any child’s self-esteem and motivation.

This coaching presentation gives examples of:

  • Evaluating learning for children with ADHD
  • Providing feedback in the classroom.

Giving feedback

A coaching tool providing examples of how to evaluate learning and give feedback in the classroom

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References 

Coghill D, et al. Child Adol Psychiatry Mental Health 2008; 2(1): 31.

Dosani S. Calm your hyperactive child (2008). Oxford, UK: Infinite Ideas Ltd.

MTA. Arch Gen Psychiatry 1999; 56: 1073-86.

O’Regan F. How to teach and manage children with ADHD (2010). Nottingham, UK: LDA.

Pontifex MB, et al. J Peds 2013; 162(3): 543-51.

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