Homeschooling For an ADHD Child – How To Effectively Home School an ADHD Child

Homeschooling children with ADHD should not be that hard. A child with ADHD can be very trying, requiring an even greater investment in energy, patience, and love both on your part as well as the child's, and so the following is a list of tips and suggestions to make homeschooling for a child with ADHD a little easier:

1. Be Patient: Tough as it is, you have realized that homeschooling a child with ADHD will require a great deal more patience and commitment on your part, taking longer for them to settle and concentrate. If it feels like its getting too much for you, then remember two very important things 1) your efforts are for their benefit 2) a child with ADHD does not choose to be the way they are, or act the way they do. Accept the child unconditionally.

2. Fun time before teaching: Engage the child and make sure he is happy, content and satisfied, that he has had an opportunity to go to the bathroom, to have something to eat, and have some fun as well. This will pose less distractions and less demands on the attention of the child, meaning that they will focus more.

3. Hardest things first: start with the subject (s) the child dislikes the most, starting with the most difficult things at the start is a good idea because this is when the child attention and focus will be at a peak. It also means that if toward the end the child has a subject they enjoy, then they will see that as a "treat".

4. Place a priority on oral and verbal skills: most children who suffer from ADHD also suffer from other conditions and learning disorders, which impeded their learning making learning more difficult which in turn deters them from learning, and so it goes on a vicious circle . Therefore, concentrate on the oral skills first, once the child has mastered this then move onto the verbal. With the oral skills so developed, the sense of achievement should be enough for the child to be prepared to move onto more advanced things.

5. Make learning fun !: The usual implementations and methods of learning wont work with a child with ADHD, you have to engage them and make learning an enjoyable and creative process. So ADHD child home schooling is not that bad at all.

6. Positive encouragement and praise whether on its own, or reinforced with a reward of some sort is an excellent tool to help a child with ADHD. This will allow your child to feel more confident and also have a positive goal to work towards, creating routine and this will all help encourage your child study on their own. Let them feel loved and cared for, and always be truthful.

I hope these tips are of some use, and will help you with your child.

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