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How to Teach an ADHD Child to Type

How to Teach an ADHD Child to Type

About 50% of pupils with ADHD also have developmental coordination disorder (DCD).This combination is commonly seen in the classroom as illegible or slow handwriting (dysgraphia). Computers are often the long-term answer to illegible handwriting, but learning good keyboard skills can be just as frustrating for a child as it requires the same coordination skills that […]

How to Help an ADHD Child with Mathematics

How to Help an ADHD Child with Mathematics

Mathematics can be very challenging for children with ADHD. Their weaknesses with short-term memory mean that they often have difficulty in retrieving the basic principles of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. They may not have learned the basic building blocks of mathematics, especially if their ADHD was diagnosed late. They struggle to hold numbers and […]

How to Help Your ADHD Child Build Self-Esteem

How to Help Your ADHD Child Build Self-Esteem

Most children with ADHD gradually, even with excellent home and school support, have some decrease in self-esteem and confidence. They may also become demotivated. The struggle and difficulty they have with their work usually means that within two to three years of starting school – sometimes sooner – self-esteem can become more fragile. It is […]

How to Help Your ADHD Child Improve Her Handwriting Skills

How to Help Your ADHD Child Improve Her Handwriting Skills

Illegible handwriting or dysgraphia is very common in pupils with ADHD. The ability to write requires many complex developmental systems to be in place and it is important to consider whether there may be a developmental coordination disorder (DCD) alongside the ADHD. It may be helpful for the child to see an occupational therapist. Sometimes, […]

How to Help Your ADHD Child Recognize Potential

How to Help Your ADHD Child Recognize Potential

Children with ADHD tend to be more impaired than their peers in school behaviour, academic progress and social interaction with peers and parents. The various impairments of these children, their difficulties with school behaviour, organizing their spare time and relationships with parents often mean that their true potential and ability are not recognized. Their lack […]

How to Help Your ADHD Child with Homework

How to Help Your ADHD Child with Homework

Homework can be particularly difficult for children with ADHD, largely because of their problems with prioritizing, planning, organization and time management. Difficulties getting things down in writing and problems with memory can also contribute. Medication can wear off towards the end of the school day or just after school, and if the child is not […]