Addressing Impulsivity and Hyperactivity in the Classroom
Most children with ADHD experience failure in school not only because of low academic standing, but because of “misbehavior” in the classroom. These so-called misbehaviors are usually results of an ADHD child’s impulsivity and hyperactivity.Children with ADHD are ruled by their impulses, hence, suddenly shouting in class or leaving the classroom without the teacher’s permission usually happen.An expert on the disorder says that “these kids live in the moment” and may therefore seem to be defiant of school rules and the possible consequences of their behavior. Some people may find them rude or unruly, but children with ADHD may not recognize that their behavior is already disturbing to others.Curbing Impulsivity in ClassroomTeachers do not always have to shout or call out a child’s name in front of the class when they are “misbehaving” in class. Here are some ways to help curb their impulsivity symptoms in the classroom:• Class rules. Teachers and students should agree on class rules. Use more explicit or …
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Publication information: Article title: Addressing Impulsivity and Hyperactivity in the Classroom. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Manila Bulletin. Publication date: November 8, 2009. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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