Now that summer is coming to a close it’s time to start to think about going back to school. Back to school is met with both excitement and some trepidation. There might be additional anxiety for parents and students when a child is faced with dealing with ADHD. Luckily there are national non-profit organizations such as CHADD, The National Resource on ADHD, which serve families that are faced with ADHD. Donating cars to CHADD helps support families improve their lives when struggling with ADHD. There are more than 200 local chapters in the U.S. and over 16,000 members of CHADD that offer the help that parents, teachers, children, and professions need. Here are some great qualities to look for in a teacher that works with ADHD children:
- Has a positive overall attitude and tries to help others see things in a positive light.
- Is fair and firm with all students and is an excellent role model.
- Able to help children to keep focus when transitioning between activities.
- A safe and comfortable classroom that is well-organized and built around structured activities.
- Flexible with individuals learning styles.
- Provides a predictable routine with a normal schedule.
- Helps students be successful while holding a high standard along with realistic expectations for each student.
- Provides a way for children to reach new levels of achievement when faced with a challenge.
- Special needs students are accepted, welcomed, and given accommodations.
- Engagement when instructing students.
- Bringing out the best effort of each child is held as most important.
These are just a few ways that teachers and parents can be most effective when teaching children with ADHD. Here is more information about CHADD:
CHADD has a bi-monthly magazine called Attention that members of the organization receive. The organization was founded in 1987 to help support families who felt isolated when dealing with ADHD. The organization is dedicated to help the nearly 4.4 million children and their families who are affected by ADHD, by providing special education services within the regular classrooms when possible. CHADD also helps adults who suffer from ADHD as well.