When children receive a diagnosis of ADHD, there are many misconceptions that may come with the disability. People may not understand, or may hold preconceived notions, about what works best for the child. If you better understand ADHD you will become more sensitive to the needs and feelings of children and their parents.
- Appreciate routines- Predictable and comfortable routines tend to be best for children with ADHD. The routines allow a child to know what is happening next and increase success in school and social settings.
- Benefit from physical exercise- Increased physical exertion is beneficial to many children with ADHD. Finding ways to become active helps children release some of their energy and refocus on the task at hand.
- Have individual differences- Two children with ADHD won’t exhibit the same symptoms, behaviors, or social concerns. It is important to understand a child’s individual differences and not make broad assumptions about children with ADHD.
Check out additional articles on our Exceptional Kids blog to learn more about kids with ADHD and how they can be best served at home, in school, and throughout the community.