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Writing Strategies for Students With ADHD

Writing Strategies for Students With ADHD | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Here are six challenges and solutions, based on task simplicity and clear instruction, for helping students with ADHD develop their essay-writing skills.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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These are strategies which will help not only special children, but also quick learners improve on their writing skills. One of the greatest issues faced in the field of education is the lake of precise and accurate instructions. In many cases, even mature adults are not able to frame instructions and questions accurately, even in corporate meetings. The idea of creating a mind map or training special children to creat flow charts, in effect creating a pictorial/spacial depiction of abstruse concepts can be of great help. Mind maps help students organise ideas and thought processes in a proper flow. Also it would be a good idea to give time markers, sequencers, and labels before hand to students who can then start filling in the gaps.Somehow, I feel that these strategies will help everyone, not just those with ADHD!

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Kids with ADHD must squirm to learn, study says

Kids with ADHD must squirm to learn, study says | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Excessive movement common among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is actually vital to how they remember information and work out complex cognitive tasks, a new study shows.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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It is not just kids with ADHD, but even normal kids that benefit from some movement in a class which lasts an hour or more. That doesn't mean that regular students squirm, but then there are certain drills, or accepted movements that are practised and followed in classes throughout the world. It is often all right to allow students to stand up, do an 'energiser' and then continue with their tasks. With kids having ADHD, we need to train ourselves as teachers to accept the idea of constant movement if it helps them without of course disturbing the rest of the class. In times when inclusion is the mantra in most of the progressive schools worldwide, it makes sense for teachers to be trained and in fact to encourage physical movement in children with learning disabilities.

 

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