Wednesday, March 7, 2012

10 Strategies to use with ADHD Clients during tutoring sessions

ADHD stands for--Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder--is basically a developmental disorder that is a coexistence of lack of attention as well as hyperactivity. This is a kind of disorder which is carried out by the children into their adulthood as well. It is more commonly found in boys as opposed to girls. It is diagnosed mainly in children below seven.

There are a number of strategies and things that a good tutor must follow in order to impart the best possible tutoring to the students.

Here are the 10 major strategies that a tutor must use with ADHD clients during tutoring sessions.

1.      Maintain eye contact: It is important to maintain eye contact while delivering a tutoring session to the clients who suffer from ADHD disorders. This will help them maintain their attention for longer and your pace will ensure that they do not feel the need to go fast.

2.    Give out only one task at one time: You should understand that the psychiatric disorder such as this requires lesser burden. Hence you should always ensure that you give only one lesson at a time.

3.    Support them: Your support as a tutor would go a long way in shaping their mindset and subsequently their life.

4.    Be flexible with the tasks you assign: You may want to modify the assignments or tasks that you allocate an ADHD client. Because the mental levels may be different and if you are flexible it will boost their confidence.

5.     Give out clear instructions: You need to be clear in your instructions and ensure that the clients understand your instructions before they begin working on them.

6.    Maintain your calm: You need to understand that the AHDH clients are different. So you need to ensure that you maintain your calm in any adverse and difficult situation.

7.     Patience is a virtue: You need to be patient while working with the ADHD clients.

8.    Customize the program as per the individual: You as a tutor must understand that all the students are not the same, so stay flexible enough to mould your program as per the student.

9.    Be generous with time: Some tasks may take longer to finish. So always keep a buffer.

10.                        Keep the parents in the loop: You should regularly update the parents about the progress of the child and ask them to cooperate as much as they can in the betterment of the child.

What are some strategies that you use to work with clients who have the ADHD?

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