Best practice tips for ADHD
Schedule and alternate activities
Obtain student voice
Check in with students to see how they're travelling on a regular basis. Some students may need adjustments to the teaching pace, their goals or type of support given.
Promote social skills
Some students may want to be seen by others more positively. The social skills to be taught are dependent on the student and their age and developmental stage. Examples might include helping them with how to express themselves and cope with conflicts.
Consider teaching them how to read and respond to adults and peers. Set social goals, model ways to achieve goals, and provide immediate feedback during social interactions.
Role-playing different situations and giving feedback may help. Help peers to see positive characteristics in students with ADHD and socially accept them.
Some students may learn skills and strategies better through one-on-one support, such as a dedicated teacher that meets with them frequently. Together, identify what works for the student at school and at home. Do this with effective feedback and encouragement.