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According to ADDitude Magazine, there are multiple things that one can do to help children with ADD write things. In the classroom: Set up a note system. Start small and build skills. Demonstrate essay-writing. Give writing prompts. Encourage colourful descriptions. Explain the writing process. Allow enough time. Don't grade early work. ...


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Our youngest was "diagnosed" ADD. Turns out he just has a different learning style and is a little boy whose soul needs motion to be happy. So we pulled him from school and he crushes everything he does. That is as long as he can bounce and be upside-down. He does most of his math in his head while bouncing on a trampoline. Point: Be very careful about the ...


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Some techniques that have worked with our 8 year old girl, with an ADHD diagnosis, to make the writing process easier. And when the writing is easier, the effort to get her to do it is also easier. Using ruled paper - it helps when she has boundaries for writing. A weighted writing wrist band and a pencil holder - helps with legibility. Writing in short ...


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There's a push towards diagnosing children earlier, but medication can be problematic so the recommendation is usually to start with parent training and behavior modification programs. ADHD among preschoolers CHADD is an advocacy group for ADHD and they provide a page with resources for finding a doctor. (Their website provides a lot of general info as ...


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She may need to get more sleep or more quiet time. It's hard to keep it together when you're sleep deprived. There is some evidence to suggest that 4 year olds need to sleep for 10 to 12 hours out of every 24. The 10 out of 24 hours can be divided up, with naps being great ways to give you and her the time you need to recharge, as some of the other answers ...


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On the drive home, be a listener. Ask about her day. If you get one-two word answers, let it be and let the ride home just be quiet. She is decompressing. Once you get home, instill "quiet time" as part of the routine. This is time to do anything she wants that is silent. It'll help her brain turn off the "noise" from the day. I know you have other ...


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What's your post-school routine? Children that age love predictable, tidy, daily plans that they can count on. Also, what time of day are we talking about? I'm assuming that it's a half-day being a 4yo. I would suggest that you really tie down the first 2 hours after school into steady blocks, (:15 is great) regardless of what the activities are. Sure ...


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My wife's and my general experience is that as a child tires there will be a notable decrease in attention span and attentiveness to authority. This is perfectly normal and should be expected in young children. One way that we help address this is allowing the child playtime — give your daughter a chance to run out the energy she held back while at ...


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I had a classroom devoted to severe ADHD cases for three years. This is how I thought about it and handled things for many of my kids. This is also the basics of the techniques I am using with my own daughter that is going to be evaluated shortly and has been struggling significantly with writing done in the "traditional way." Since switching to some ...


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First, I would stop talking about ADD. It is what it is. All you do by talking about it is prime everyone for failure. I am not saying it doesn't exist, or that it isn't relevant. I am saying that nothing can be done about it, so move on. As much as folks would like to think otherwise, and as much as some are trying to legislate otherwise, the world isn't ...



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