My son has Attention Deficit (ADHD ), now what ?

Written by: Dr. Juan Antonio Cruz Velarde
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Edited by: Top Doctors®

For proper schooling of a child with ADHD is very important that the school know diagnosis to be able to work well in coordination with the team external medical and school psychologists in charge of treatment.

It is important in any case after the medical diagnosis the child is valued by the Equipment School Counseling so that it can consider whether it is necessary curricular changes or not in the classroom and provide support special out of school when needed (&ldquo,&rdquo Pupil with Special Educational Needs;acnee ).

The majority of children who present attention deficit and hyperactivity need no curricular adaptation or if the need is not very significant.

 

In the no significant curricular adaptations the curriculum of the students and the curriculum of the subjects is not modified. The aspects that are changed are:

- The teaching methodology

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- The organization of classes and activities

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- Environmental aspects

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- Grants to support the child

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There are some general recommendations on school scope to adapt and promote the smooth Learning student with ADHD:

- Divide and fragment assigned tasks if they are very large for the level of care is maintained

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- Show interest to students for their work: maintain close contact, monitor their work and encourage them to overcome the difficulties and objectives

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- We recommend you to actively participate in class, usually making them questions, requesting them to come to the board. It is only wise to avoid it if it causes them anxiety.

- Provide more time in exams and if necessary perform them orally

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- Encourage motivation by immediate rewards good behavior

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- Establish support systems among peers and peer tutoring duties to promote group learning and integration

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- Instruct the student duties and tasks simply and clearly

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- Support the contents of the subject by using schemas or photocopies

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- Conduct periodic shape individual interviews with the student to monitor their work and motivate

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- In the classroom, place the desks in an organized way to decrease the dispersion

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- Assign the student a place where he can be secure and away from distractions and windows. It is also important that this fellow next to where it can support.

In some special cases more is needed significant curricular adaptations which are modified:

- The goals that students must attain

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- The contents taught in the field

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- The evaluation criteria of learning

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*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Juan Antonio Cruz Velarde
Neurology

Dr. Cruz Velarde completed his training in Neurology at the Gregorio Marañón Hospital in Madrid in 2000 and completed his training in Care Management and Quality at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. He is an expert in the study and treatment of cognitive impairment and problems of childhood learning and ADHD (children over 5 years). He has developed and worked in different Assistance Programs in the private health insurance sector in Madrid (Sanitas) in the children, cerebrovascular and geriatric care areas. Work experience with assistance networks and scientific methodology for assessment and evaluation of health technologies. Training in child neurodevelopment and learning and behavior disorders. Neurometabolism. Neuropsychology and Cognitive Stimulation. Integrates non-pharmacological therapies such as behavioral optometry, central auditory processing, Padovan, Laterality Development, Sensorial Integration, Ortomolecular Therapy, Neurogenetics, Neurofeedback and Neurorehabilitation. He is currently Director of Neuronae, Institute of Functional Neurobiology in Madrid, where he integrates neurometabolic aspects and neurophysiological studies of the main neurological syndromes and works in the care network with different centers of reference in neurological treatments at a national level.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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