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a high school student lacks the motivation to complete his schoolwork, we need
to look not only at him but at the reasons behind the lack of motivation.
Self-esteem issues can plague individuals with ADHD. There are many causes but there is help.
PARENT TO PARENT
CAN YOU HELP??
This month, a short and to the point question about disciplining children
I need suggestions on alternative ways to discipline a child with ADD. I do not and will not spank. Please help
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What treatment methods are available?
The most common medications used for ADD/ADHD are
psychostimulant medications. These
include Ritalin, Concerta, Adderall, Dexedrine. These medications are effective in about 80% of children with
Due to certain health concerns, children with tics or heart
problems are normally not placed on stimulant medication.
Parenting a child with ADHD can be a difficult job and sometimes takes changing the style of parenting. For example, normal rewards/consequences do not always work with children with ADD/ADHD. Parenting must be more consistent, more routine and create a system of immediate rewards. Children with ADD/ADHD are also more prone to become bored or resistant to normal parenting techniques. Counselors and psychologists with experience working with children with ADD/ADHD may provide insight and training into changing parenting styles to work effectively with a child.
Behavior modification is a term used for any system of reward/consequence where the goal is to change the behavior. Many times charts and chips or points are used. Behavior Modification systems are adaptable and adjustable to the needs of a specific child. The most effective systems would include a thorough evaluation of the child’s needs, strengths and weaknesses. This information would be used to develop a system specific to that child, with goals for certain behavior changes worked into the system.