How Can Teachers Help Kids With ADHD?

Children with ADHD in the classroom who have trouble complying with rules and completing tasks can benefit from a daily report card system that sets positive behavioral goals and rewards to reinforce the behavior when they meet those goals.

The desired behaviors might be for the child to remain seated, to finish schoolwork, to raise his hand before speaking. The child receives points for successfully meeting goals, and his parents receive a daily behavior report card, enabling them to further to reinforce positive behavior in school with praise and prizes earned.

This system allows teachers to focus on what the child is doing well — rather than what he isn’t doing well. It can bolster his self-esteem and help him feel positive about school.