Children With ADD

HELP ME TO FOCUS …
Please teach me through my sense of touch.
I need “hands-on” and body movement.

I NEED TO KNOW WHAT COMES NEXT …
Please give me a structured environment where there is a dependable routine.
Give me an advance warning if there will be changes.

WAIT FOR ME, I’M STILL THINKING …
Please allow me to go at my own pace.
If I’m rushed, I get confused and upset.

I’M STUCK, I CAN’T DO IT! …
Please offer me options for problem solving.
If the road is blocked, I need to know the detours.

IS IT RIGHT? I NEED TO KNOW NOW …
Please give me rich and immediate feedback on how I’m doing.

I DIDN’T KNOW I WASN’T IN MY SEAT! …
Please remind me to stop, think, and act.

AM I ALMOST DONE? …
Please give me short work periods with short-term goals.

WHAT? …
Please don’t say “I already told you that.”
Tell me again, in different words.
Give me a signal. Draw me a symbol.

I KNOW IT’S ALL WRONG, ISN’T IT? …
Please give me praise for partial success.
Reward me for self-improvement, not just for perfection.

BUT WHY DO I ALWAYS GET YELLED AT? …
Please catch me doing something right and
praise me for the specific positive behavior.
Remind me–and yourself–about my good points
when I’m having a bad day.