Problems with son's schooling

Brandy - posted on 08/29/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




My son is home schooled and I am having trouble getting him to do his work. He has a.d.d. but takes his medicine. Sometimes he just does what he wants and turns in his assignments blank or the complete opposite of what he was told. Other times I explain what I want him to do one step at a time and he still does it wrong. I am getting frustrated with him. Does anyone have any ideas that can help?


Jodi - posted on 08/29/2013




Do you sit with him and guide him while he is working, or do you just give instructions and let him go about his business? One thing I have found with some students (I have students in mainstream classrooms unmedicated ADHD as well) is that they need constant redirection to stay on task, even with only one step at a time given to them. I make sure I seat them in a place in the classroom where they are always only a couple of steps away from me so I can come back to them and redirect them. If we are using computers, again, a lot of redirecting back onto task is needed. If I work with them that way, I feel they get much more done than if I just let them go on their merry way - nothing gets done if I do that.

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