Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
This page is dedicated to providing non-medicated interventions to
assist children with ADHD be successful in school.
Many sensory and academic issues can be addressed with slight modifications.
Book of Interventions
Vibrating watch to remind students to pay attention: Link to many different watches- click here
Air filled disks to be used as seat cushions for proprioceptive sensory input:
Wal-Mart You can save shipping and have them sent to the store and pick them up.
K-Mart Core Disk- More expensive but an option for those that don't have Wal-Mart
IsokineticsIncShipping is pricey on this if you are ordering just one.
School Specialty I haven't found too many children who like the wedge - so scroll down to the flat cushion.
The Edamame Peas- http://www.squidoo.com/100-cool-stress-toys
I pass these out during trainings and adults don't want to give them back- they are so much fun to use while listening to a speaker. They do not interfere with listening and research actually indicates "fiddling with a tool" increases retention. Here's an article about not asking kids to stop fidgeting- http://www.physorg.com/news162554898.html
Watches- These watches can be set for reminders to pay attention- especially helpful for students with ADHD- http://watchminder.com/
This vibralite watch automatically resets to whatever time frame you set- If you set it for 13 minutes it will automatically reset itself every 13 minutes. http://bedwettingstore.com/vibralite-3-vibrating-watch.html?gclid=CNel7ff-3a8CFUOo4AodKFQHWg#GVLB-NavyBlueVelcro (Although the website says for bedwetting- it's great for any behavior you want to set up)
Article on letting students fiddle in the classroom-
click here- Kids Should Fiddle in Class- Dillberg Integrated Healthcare
click here- When ADHD Kids Fiddle: Better Focus Through Fiddling
click here- Kids with ADHD need to Fiddle
Great website for ADHD ideas: http://gajitz.com/idle-hands-fidget-toys-let-adhd-kids-focus-on-school/