Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
This page is dedicated to providing non-medicated interventions to
assist children with ADHD be successful in school.
Quick movie with different seating ideas- These accommodations provide proprioceptive input click here
Many sensory and academic issues can be addressed with slight modifications.
Non-medicated Interventions for ADHD pdf word
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.
Seating ideas for proprioceptive movement: click here
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/