Teaching A Child With ADHD

Teaching A Child With ADHD At Home

As homeschool moms know, when our children show symptoms of ADHD while we are teaching them, it can be challenging for mom and child alike.   So what does the homeschool mom do to more effectively teach her child with ADHD?  In today’s episode, we’re talking all about this.

Homeschooling The ADHD Brain

When teaching a child with an ADHD brain, any learning that requires a child to sit and pay attention can be extremely tough. These kids have been wired to need physical movement to thrive.

Occupational Therapy For ADHD

Occupational Therapy is not a new area of intervention. However, more and more parents are just now learning of its effectiveness in addressing ADHD symptoms in children.

If you think your child may have ADHD and is struggling with learning and schoolwork, I cannot more highly recommend an OT evaluation. An occupational therapist can provide you with so much insight and clues to how to best teach your child with ADHD.

 

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Podcast Audio Text

Do you have or are you teaching a child with ADHD?

Whether you are a homeschool mom or a teacher in a classroom, you have likely experienced the challenges that come from teaching a child with ADHD symptoms.

You know the signs:

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Key Ideas And Concepts About Teaching A Child With ADHD

As homeschool moms know, when our children show symptoms of ADHD while we are teaching them, it can be challenging for mom and child alike. The child struggles to maintain attention and becomes bored and distracted.

To gather some useful tips for teaching a child with ADHD, I sought out the advice of an amazing friend and occupational therapist.

OT For ADHD Kids

Occupational Therapy is not a new area of intervention and more parents are just now learning of its effectiveness in addressing ADHD symptoms in children.

When teaching a child with an ADHD brain, any learning that requires a child to sit and pay attention can be extremely tough. These kids have been wired to need physical movement to thrive.

While you’ve probably heard that getting up and moving can “wake up” the body, you’ve probably never been told why. When we move our bodies, our brain releases feel good chemicals that stimulate the brain and relax the body.

When reading and writing, your eyes perform a variety of movements. When these skills are not present or automatic, your brain has to work harder to compensate.

Understandably, this negatively affects a child’s ability to focus and sit still for a number of reasons.

If you think your child may have ADHD and is struggling with learning and schoolwork, I cannot more highly recommend an OT evaluation. An occupational therapist can provide you with so much insight and clues to how to best teach your child with ADHD.

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  • [01:30] My Favorite Occupational Therapist
  • [03:17] Movement Is A Must
  • [04:45] Consider Time
  • [07:29] Warm Up Those Eyes
  • [09:07] Natural Light Is Best
  • [11:49] When In Doubt – Get OT Evaluation

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Zones Of Regulation

Zones Of Regulation

We mommas love our kids fiercely, but can become overwhelmed when they struggle with daily … Read Here

Homeschool Language Arts

Homeschool Language Arts and Reading: Starting Points

If you’re a new homeschool mom, you may looking to know how to homeschool language arts and reading. Reading and writing are essential skills that we want our kids to master. Totally get it. But I want you to hear me on this first.

Homeschooling is a lifestyle focused on educating each individual child so that they grow into a thriving adult.

Learning Doesn’t Happen Overnight: Language Arts Included

If you’re overwhelmed and searching for answers as to how to homeschool, give yourself lots of grace. Learning anything is a process and does not happen overnight.

RELATED POST: 9 Simple Tips For Homeschool Beginners

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Homeschool Tip: Internal Motivation Is Everything

With everything in life, internal motivation is the game changer that propels us forward in any endeavor. We want our resistant readers to learn to enjoy the experience without stressing about making mistakes.

Conversations and dialogue between a trusted adult and a child is not only life-giving but also builds up language and reading comprehension skills.

RELATED POST: How To Help A Struggling Reader

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How To Homeschool Language Arts Podcast Audio Text

So many moms have been desperately searching for answers as to how to homeschool their kids.  I believe that it’s time to consider this term in a new light. I want to suggest that you resolve to make a pivot in your perspective of your child’s education.

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Key Ideas And Concepts About Homeschool Language Arts Activities

Homeschooling is not school at home. Homeschooling is a lifestyle focused on educating each individual child so that they grow into a thriving adult.

I consistently recommend to my private community of moms and my clients that when in doubt, focus on the 3 Rs. Yep, I am talking all about reading, writing and good old-fashioned arithmetic.

If you know that your child is struggling in any academic area, use this insight into your child’s weaker areas to find the educational gap. In the end, simply slowing down to spend time intentionally focused on reading skills will be your best bet.

In reality, so many children simply need intentional one-on-one instruction from a loving adult. Our kids need to be given the grace to focus on where they really are and not where the “standard” says they should be.

It is absolutely fundamental that we give our kids opportunities to enjoy books. One of the greatest ways to do this is for parents to read aloud TO their kids.

Each successful reading experience adds up and they will grow as a reader.

Narration is another great strategy that you can use to help guide your reading time and is an excellent way to strengthen reading comprehension.

Bottom line, when you read aloud to your child of any age, you remove barriers to reading, increase foundational language skills and deepen relationship.

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  • [02:12] Learning Is A Process
  • [03:00] Practical How To Homeschool Steps
  • [04:47] Tip To Get Over The Reading Hump
  • [07:20] Narration
  • [08:53] Enjoy The Moment

 

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omeschool Math Planning - Part 2

AHEART #8 | Homeschool Math Planning – Part 2

Homeschool math planning and instruction does not have to be scary or intimidating. Many children have the notion that they are inherently bad at math. This couldn’t be further from the truth.  Tears, meltdowns and any form of resistance to math is your clue that something is going on behind the scenes.

If you notice your child struggling with math, I encourage you to use this behavior to your advantage.  This behavior is information. Your child’s frustration is the symptom of a problem.

Take hold of yor child’s hand, and co-learn with your child. Let your child know that you and your child are in this together.

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Key Ideas And Concepts About Homeschool Math Planning Activities

Children are often pushed along through the system without the solid foundation that they truly need. This makes math extremely stressful.

If your child is resistant to any type of school-related work, this is probably due to a gap somewhere in foundational math skills.

Basic to homeschool math planning is setting a goal to determine what that math gap is.

Don’t attempt to plow through or skip over the basic concepts because you think your child should be further along. By doing this, your child will never get what he’s missing.

Give your child the opportunity to master one concept at a time. Get super focused on that skill and plan for short, powerful bursts of intentional, one-on-one instruction.

RELATED: How To Choose The Best Homeschool Math Curriculum

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  • [00:4] Children Bad At Math
  • [02:10] Find The Gap
  • [03:16] Don’t Panic
  • [04:41] Tool Belt Resources
  • [06:38] Now Is The Opportunity

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