The classroom environment can pose challenges for a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The very tasks these students find the most difficult that is —sitting still, listening quietly, concentrating—are the ones they are required to do all day long. The most frustrating of all is that most of these children want to be able to learn and behave like their unaffected peers.

As a parent, you can help your child cope with attention deficit hyperactivity in a functional manner by sending them for ADHD classes.

Send your child for ADHD classes in managing distractibility which would include teaching children to divide bigger tasks into smaller ones, to teach the children functional communication such as asking for breaks when needed. To also teach the child to remember to be seated away from any doors or windows.

Children with ADHD often struggle to control their impulses, therefore they speak out of turn which can often become a problem in a school environment. Parents as well as teachers should be sent for ADHD classes to be able to deal with ADHD children’s impulses as it has a lot to do with a child’s self-esteem which is very fragile. Teachers and parents should be taught to praise children for interruption free conversations.

Children with ADHD are extremely hyperactive and fidgety. ADHD classes can be put into place to relieve some of this excess energy that these children have. This can include encouraging the children to play a sport, or providing the child with the stress ball during work time.

One positive way to keep children with ADHD, attention focused on learning is to make the process fun. Using physical motion in a lesson, connecting dry facts to interesting trivia, or inventing silly songs that make details easier to remember can help the child enjoy learning and even reduce the symptoms of ADHD. Therefore, ADHD classes that provide ways on how to make learning more fun and interesting would be extremely useless to teachers and parents.

I believe that the children should not be the only ones going for ADHD classes to help them through their condition. Parents too should be involved. Parents should be trained on how to deal with ADHD children, how to deal with their feelings as they are very sensitive as well as how to help their children relieve excess energy.

An Article by Fatima Ahmed