Start with his opinion, even though it is obviously very biased Always start with "needs" whenever a child is malfunctioning.
A useful guide is that all misbehavior (in this case, "under-functioning" or "under- performance") reflects unmet needs.
QUESTION: How can an ADHD child be helped to stabilize his/her grades.
My child's grades go from A' to D's and back again. D.: Thank you, it sounds as if that can be a really frustrating situation.
One of our members wondered if you saw ADD in yourself or your family? D.: We have 8 children, 3 of whom have ADD and, my mother swears assuredly, that I definitely had been a hyperactive child.
CARLA NELSON (SYSOP): That so often turns out to be the case.
These are: With teenagers, insight and willingness to use these tools from these four tool kits are crucial. "Degree of ADD symptoms" is also a very significant factor.
Ideally, should it be structured and traditional or more unstructured like Montessori? There are a number of reasons, not the least of which are that the child can change activities every 20-30 minutes and is never asked to go beyond his or her readiness and interest level in any activity.
ADD children need order and predictability in their classroom and home environments so some structure is needed.
I wrote a book called that portrays how to elicit from any child what the underlying "needfulness" or goal or purpose is for his or her misbehavior or "under-performance".
In my opinion, there are basically five goals to most interpersonal misbehavior/"under-performance" of ADD children and adolescents.