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Tips For Social Skills With ADD

Mar 27, 2008
Attention Deficit Disorder or ADD is a condition that's characterized by behavioral & learning disorders. These are usually diagnosed in children. Sometimes, the disorder lingers on till adulthood.

It is very important to improve social skills if you want to treat the disease effectively.

Here are some effective tips to improve social skills of the child with ADD:

a) First, you need to provide a safe environment for the child. Here, the emphasis needs to be made on the development of friendship with the child.

b) Second, respect the child. You should never belittle him in front of his or her friends. The belittling attitude from the children will be seen as the green signal from the teacher to belittle the child.

c) You need to understand that students with a lot of attentional problems experience many difficulties socially. This is more common in maintaining peer relationships. Students experience a lot of trouble in acting impulsively. They tend to take other's action's as criticism & unable to understand positive feedback.

d) Children with ADD tend to play easy with older or younger children when their roles are clearly defined. However, they are unable to learn from experience. They ramble during conversation & tend to say things that may be embarrassing things to peers. Hence, it is important to enlist the support of peers in the classroom. This helps enhancing the self confidence & esteem of the students.

e) Another beneficial are can be cross-age tutoring with younger or older students. Adequate preparation of the paired student in conjunction with parental permission will be a great way to achieve success in this mission. It is important to know that pairing expectation & time-commitments should be limited to increase the opportunity for success.

f) Students having attentional problems usually do well in the cooperative group instructional format.

g) Make a friendship plan. This helps the students to enhance self esteem.

h) Using guided observations of the child's peers on the playground is a great way to learn social skills. You can also break up the recess in to ten minutes of activity where there is a ten minute check-in & again a ten minute period activity.

i) Make sure that you meet with your student prior to his lunchroom or play period to analyze his overall plan for recess activity & who is his partner for lunch. You need to process the activity with your student after recess & then make suggestions for the coming day.

Here are the some other important tips to help students with ADD in your classroom:

a) Using highlighters will help ADD children as they are very right-brained & visual.

b) Encourage movement in the classroom. The learner will thrive.

c) The ADD child should be sent on errands. It increases the self esteem of the child.

d) Do not punish the ADD child by withholding sports or other school-related activities.

e) The child requires to stay active. If you have to punish the child, you may restrict TV viewing or computer time.

f) You need to discipline non-complaint behavior.

g) Interacting physically with ADD child will help. A slight touch on the arm or head can keep his or her focus on task.
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