Do you work with children who have ADHD? Do you need some advice on how to effectively provide support? Our partners at nasen have published this excellent resource – take a look and let us know what you think of it.
About Axcis and nasen
The National Association of Special Educational Needs (nasen) is the UK’s leading organisation supporting those who work with or care for children and young people with special and additional educational needs and disabilities. Nasen supports all staff including SENCOs, leaders, teachers, governors and teaching assistants in meeting the needs of the pupils in schools and other settings through promoting education, training and development.
What is ADHD?
The NHS tells us that:
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a group of behavioural symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Symptoms of ADHD tend to be noticed at an early age and may become more noticeable when a child’s circumstances change, such as when they start school. Most cases are diagnosed when children are 6 to 12 years old. The symptoms of ADHD usually improve with age, but many adults who are diagnosed with the condition at a young age continue to experience problems. People with ADHD may also have additional problems, such as sleep and anxiety disorders.
25 tips for teachers of ADHD children
- Seat the pupil near the teacher but include him/her as part of the whole class
- Place the child up front with his/her back to the rest of the class, keeping others out of view
- Allow him/her to use objects to manipulate when sitting (fidget toys) – aids concentration
- Surround the child with good role models, preferably those seen as significant others
- Encourage peer tutoring and cooperative learning
Are you looking for work with children who have ADHD?
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