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.
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.
(Reprinted from Newsletter of The Delaware Association For The Education of Young Children, Winter 1993-94) © 1991, Ruth Harris, Northwest Reading Clinic – Harvested 3-1-2015 – http://www.kidsenabled.org/articles/diagnosis/reality-adhd
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