A new study has come out suggesting that teaching students about self-regulation and giving them daily report cards are the two interventions that are most likely to be effective in helping them learn.
You can read a summary of the research at How schools can optimise support for children with ADHD.
It says the lessons in self-regulation should happen on a one-to-one basis, though I’m not sure how realistic that can be. For info on how I teach this concept to my students, you can check out Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control.
I have seen the daily report card – or a version of it – work, especially if students are involved in determining which areas the want to improve. You can read about how I’ve used it at A Look Back: “Mr. Ferlazzo, I Need My Post-It, Too.”
This study got me thinking it would be useful to create a “Best list on the topic.
Here are resources that I’ve shared previously:
How to Motivate (Not Demoralize) a Student with ADHD is from ADDitude, which is on the Best Posts On “Motivating” Students list.
How Childhood Trauma Could Be Mistaken for ADHD is from The Atlantic.
Building Bridges with Students Who Have ADHD, written by Lisa Medoff.
What many parents and teachers don’t understand about ADHD in kids — Part 2 is from The Washington Post.
We’re Thinking About ADHD All Wrong, Says A Top Pediatrician is a useful NPR article for teachers to review. It’s also worth checking out at least some of the several hundred comments left at the site, too.
Kids with ADHD must squirm to learn, study says is from Eureka Alert.
Study: ‘Daily Report Cards’ Improve Behavior of Students With ADHD comes from Education Week.
Let me know what I’m missing!