Tips to Help a child with ADHD in the School Setting | Pediatric Therapy Tv

In today’s Webisode, a pediatric neuropsychologist explains strategies to assist a child with ADHD disorder in an academic environment. We will provide you with the basic principles you can apply to any child with ADHD in the classroom setting.  For more on ADHD, click here.

In this video you will learn:

  • Simple strategies to help a child with ADHD in the classroom
  • What type of environment would be helpful for a child with ADHD in the school setting
  • What a cue system is, and how it can help

Video Transcription:

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audience, this is Pediatric Therapy TV, where we provide experience and
innovation to maximize your child’s potential. Now your host, here’s Robyn.

Robyn: Hello, and welcome to Pediatric Therapy TV. I’m your host, Robyn
Ackerman, and today I’m standing here with Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Dr.
Greg Stasi. Doctor, what are some tips you can give to teachers to help a
child with ADHD in the school setting.

Dr. Greg: Sure. We see with children with ADHD that we often have
disorganization so it’s very important to have organized structure for the
child. Keep things simple. One folder going home, one side work for home,
one side work to school. The desk, check it to make sure it’s organized,
the materials are all there.

Preferential seating is important, too. The child should be within close
proximity to the teacher, that we need this child to be able to pay
attention and get back on task as needed. And a final tip is to develop a
cueing system consisting of verbal and visual cues to help redirect the
child as needed. For example, the child and the parents may sit down with
the teacher at the beginning of the school year and create a cue word, such
as bananas and when the teacher says this, that means that Johnny’s not
paying attention and Johnny knows that he has to make eye contact with the

Robyn: All right, those are some great tips. Thank you so much, and thank
you to our viewers for watching. And remember, keep on blossoming.

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