Most kids with ADHD need to move in order to think. They test higher on IQ tests when able to move. Walking to school is a great example of this educational phenomenon. Forcing kids with ADHD to stop moving can cause anxiety and worry in their young minds when they need to learn and grow.
During “listening to teacher time” ADHD children must have a fidget toy. A lack of eye contact does not mean lack of engagement with the teacher. It just means they are thinking about the concept the teacher is explaining. Consider how you listen intently when on the phone. People clearly require their ears for absorbing new information.
A great way around this is to structure the classroom in a way that allows for great amounts of modelling activities at tables with the activity on the desk. It allows children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to fidget in the most appropriate of ways….making notes.
Focused Education was founded by Martyn Drysdale, a specialist teacher with ADHD. He aims to change the way people that learn differently are treated, taught and employed on a global scale.
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