ADHD stands for Attention Deficit hyperactivity disorder. ADHD makes it difficult for a person (most often children but not exclusively) to pay attention and stay focused. A child with ADHD can be more impulsive, which can lead to issues with learning and maintain friendships. Furthermore, difficulties with organisation, listening to instructions, remembering details and controlling behaviour may be experienced.
Here are a few suggestions on how to help a person with ADHD cope better:
- Make a schedule
- Make simple house rules
- Make sure your directions are understood
- Reward good behaviour in children
- Supervise a child, when possible
- Set a homework routine
- Focus on a child’s effort instead of grades
- Communicate openly and often with the child’s teachers.