ADHD in Schools

As we know, our children with ADHD generally have difficulties with attention, impulsivity, hyperactivity and time management/planning. These are all the things that are required to thrive in a mainstream school! I've used this analogy in a previous blog, but if your child was in a wheelchair, no one would expect to have to battle to get a ramp installed or wait years for this to happen. Yet a few simple adjustments to a mainstream school could really help our children and do not affect or impact the learning of the other students. Sitting still is probably the first obstacle, our kids…


ADHD in the Early Years (EYFS)– Strategies to help in class

Reception is the first year of primary school in England and Wales. It is considered the final segment of EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage).  It comes after nursery and before Year 1.  Pupils in reception are aged four to five years old.  Your child must attend school from the beginning of the school year following their fifth birthday.  Regardless of the month they were born, they will start in the September. Therefore, some pupils will be nearly a year behind others.  A year at this age is quite noticeable!  It is not like 30 and 31, it is a massive gap!  This…


Can a child with ADHD be successful in school?

The answer to whether your child with ADHD can be successful in school is YES! Ok, so most children with ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, will generally have issues within the classroom setting.  As the name suggests, their attention span is shorter and their ability to sit and focus is also affected.  It can be so hard to keep them engaged.  Kids with ADHD may have trouble with: Why am I here?? Starting on a taskManaging their timeFocusing on what is important in the taskFollowing directions correctlyChanging their focus from one task to the nextTheir working memory i.e. ensuring they bear in…


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