Staying Focused with ADHD
As a student with ADHD, I have some knowledge on the subject of coping with the struggles that come with this. These are a few ways I keep myself focused during a tedious task.
If you have a child with ADHD, you likely know the struggle that it can be to get your child to focus on any task. Perhaps he won’t sit still, or he keeps changing the subject. You also probably know the feeling of watching your brilliant child struggle because of something beyond their control.
This method uses frequent, short breaks to refresh your mind.
Set a timer for 25 minutes. Work until it goes off.
Set a timer for 5 minutes, relax until it goes off. During this time, you can get up and move around, watch a 5 minute video on YouTube, or just rest.
Repeat as many times as you need
If you have a child with ADHD, you need to understand that your child likes instant, tangible gratification. S/he might like to play video games for that exact reason. Here are a few ways you can transfer that into schooling:
Rewards. For some children, verbal praise will suffice. For others, they want a profit they can see or feel. Hours of computer/TV time is a good idea. (1 assignment completed=30 minutes of computer time). But this is up to your discretion.
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