At School of Transformation we have a great deal of experience in working with children with ADHD. It is important for children with attention disorders to be taught in specific ways and at School of Transformation, we have a variety of learning and study techniques that can and will help your child to learn and succeed.
ADHD is certainly a disorder that many parents are familiar with. This is actually one of the most common childhood disorders and it can actually continue to affect an individual from childhood into adolescence and even adulthood. ADHD is actually a broad term and if you have a child who suffers from it, you will know that there are various subtypes that will affect how your child behaves or manages the disorder. Let’s take a look at the main symptoms of ADHD before we determine the 3 subtypes.
Signs that your child has ADHD
- Difficulty paying attention or staying focused.
- Uncontrollable behaviour or emotional ups and downs.
- Evident frustration.
- Inability to sit still or be in one place for any period of time.
- Inability to stay interested for long enough to finish tasks.
- Inability to follow instructions, which often leads to careless mistakes.
- Predominantly hyperactive impulsive – most symptoms are in the hyperactivity categories. Children with this subtype will seem over energised and out of control.
- Predominantly hyperactive inattentive – these children don’t act out as much and can sit still for certain periods of time, but they aren’t necessarily paying attention while doing so. Many children with this type of ADHD are overlooked and the disorder goes unnoticed.
- Combined hyperactive, impulsive and inattentive – this is the most common type of ADHD and presents a wealth of symptoms. Children will lose focus easily, be over energetic and out of control. They can even suffer emotional ups and downs.
At School of Transformation we address and handle ADHD at school in the following ways:
- Provide daily structure and routine.
- Teach students organisational skills.
- Help students with a homework diary to keep track of work.
- Offer different format options to communicate homework.
- All classes are hosted in one classroom. Teachers come to student classes in order to alleviate the distractions of having to change classes.
- Implement positive reinforcement where we focus on things that students do right instead of only focusing on what they do wrong.
- No shouting policy for teachers. All teachers address discipline issues directly with the student involved with eye contact.
It can be difficult knowing what to do if your child has ADHD. At School of Transformation we welcome you to contact us to receive further information on the disorder and to learn more about what our school can offer you and your child.