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Barnes Farm Infant School

Barnes Farm Infant School

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Supporting Children with ADHD

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General Info on ADHD -

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Managing ADHD -



  • Offer routines and structure

  • Create a quiet space for them to learn with no distractions.

  • Give them something to fiddle with whilst you are talking to them or you want them to focus. It can also be helpful to let them move around whilst they listen.

  • Ask them to do one task at a time

  • Provide checklists or visual timetables to support organisation.

  • Use timers to help with time management and build in frequent movement breaks.

  • Suggest rather than criticise (children with ADHD often have low self-esteem)

  • Provide lots of opportunities for exercise and movement.

  • Set up a reward scheme to encourage them and support them with their behaviour.

  • Build on success and help children to pursue more of what they enjoy.

  • Put clear boundaries in place.



Play games on consoles such as just dance, Wii Sports etc. to get your kids moving or if there is a safe spaces outside, a bike ride, trampolining or run around would be perfect to  burn some energy and help them to feel calmer.