As the parent of a child with ADHD, I know how heartbreaking and challenging it can be when people look at your child, don’t see a physical disability and just assume your child has bad behavior. The new at-home virtual learning environment can highlight the struggles with ADD/ADHD in new ways. Your child may have more difficulty staying focused during online classes, looking at the camera or finding constructive ways to deal with anxiety.
I reached out to Emily Hite, M. Ed., a behavior consultant for Dr. Amy Boland in Hilliard, Ohio and asked her how to set up an at-home learning environment for ADD/ADHD students to help them thrive academically and socially. She offered these eight tips.
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