This observation sheet from The ADHD Toolkit by Linda Wheeler (2010, SAGE Publications) is a resource which allows an observer to gather quantitative data on a student’s behaviour, as related to other students. It will ultimately work towards helping you provide effective support to pupils with ADHD. For more information visit: www.uk.sagepub.com/education.
A Mind Map, created in PowerPoint, that works as a poster or as a mini presentation that could be used as part of staff training or to build awareness. This list of difficulties is not exhaustive but is a flavour of some of the issues that can affect students with ADHD.
In this packet/presentation, there are twenty-five discipline strategies to consider as a parent and/or a teacher when working with an ADHD child/student. These strategies are only a sampling of what is additionally available from ADDitude’s Experts a journal published monthly. Use this power-point for a “Parent University” training session for parents of children with ADHD. As well, these slides can be used in a professional development training session, focused faculty meeting, or professional learning community.
I created this placemat to aid pupils (and teachers) during lessons, you will have to insert a picture of the pupil in the appropriate section. The 1,2,3,4 is the lesson activities (What you what the pupil to complete in the lesson and the = reward section is their own personal motivators (5 minute reward time). The personal targets section may be a lesson target or a behavioural target. In addition the traffic light noise levels are used to show pupils what noise they need to be on. Red is silence, Yellow is classroom voice and Green is classroom noise.
Pocket sized cards to go on a keyring with helpful information on each card and/or headings for you to fill in. Blank cards are also provided so that you can write specific strategies or instructions on.
Keith is a 28-year-old student I worked with throughout a 12-week period. Early on in the Teaching Assistant course he described his knowledge of ‘child-development’ as a subject area, as this applied to a number of ‘transitions’ worked through in his own life and how ‘resilient’ and independent he had become as a result. His ‘story’ was result of him relaying his thoughts on ADHD and the prescribing of drugs to him at Age 7. This document was created with the intention that another child/parent/teacher may benefit from his words.
This presentation is comprised of seventeen slides which are all anecdotes of all too familiar happenings with children who exhibit ADD/ADHD characteristics. Each child, as we all well know, is different and unique! Use these slides at the conclusion of an all day training as closure or use them at a Parent University or parent workshop. All teachers and parents can relate to the content for sure! The content is meant to highlight the funny side of living with an ADHD child!
This is an SEND CPD resource. There is information about ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism as well as strategies that could be used within the classroom when teaching students with these conditions. There is a combination of information slides and activities that staff can do to support the teaching of students with these conditions.
A double-sided, editable chart with clear targets for each lesson. Great for those with SEN as it really breaks down the expectations into achievable and directly rewardable steps throughout the day. Also has homework and spelling book targets. Chart can be laminated and then smiley faces can be added to the circles and changed to mid/sad faces if targets not achieved.
This product is training material in the form of a powerpoint presentation. This presentation will be great for a Parent University, a focused faculty session, a PTO open house session, or a professional learning community. As well, this material might be used with a parent group in terms of advice regarding parenting and disciplining children with ADHD. In this material, there are seven strategies to work with children where discipline is concerned particularly children diagnosed with ADHD. Finally, this is basically seven great pieces of advice for when a parent reaches the end of his/her rope with an unruly child who raises the volume on challenging behavior!
Working memory is part of our executive function and if often referred to as our “mental workspace” where information is stored and used for a short time i.e. a few seconds. It’s that place where we store a phone number, an address, an email address, etc.
If a student is not able to retain the information needed to solve the problem, then the student is unable to complete the task and, of course, does not feel good about it at all.
What is language processing? Several parts of language are very difficult for children with ADHD to make sense of and use successfully on a daily basis. Syntax is the set of rules of oral and written grammar. Semantics are the word meanings that influence oral and written grammar. Finally, pragmatics is the social use of language to convey thoughts and humor.
The following thirty-three presentation and training slides are an explanation of many different memory techniques and strategies that can be modeled and used successfully with students with characteristics of ADHD to help improve his/her/their working memory deficits.
This training can be used in a focused faculty meeting, an all-day professional development session, and/or a small group professional learning community.
As well, this training can be given to parents to allow them to help their children at home more successfully when studying with them or helping with homework!
This resource is a total of fifty-one slides to use as a presentation for older teenagers, young adults, college students, older adults, parents, etc. The material discussed is that of thirteen strategies that adults can adopt and implement for success in life.
School leaders, Principals, and Department Heads- Use this resource to conduct an easy-to-understand and interactive professional development to set the foundation for all of your teachers to reach students with attention issues.