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Coaching an ADHD kid in math

Date: November 13th, 2014
By: Polly Bath

Are you coaching an ADHD kid in math? I’ve got a tip for you! Watch this video. [0:57]

Let’s say you have a kid with ADHD. The real ADHD. He has a brain chemical imbalance and is failing math. If you give him small group instruction in math, then you are missing the mark.

What he needs is small group instruction on how to manage distractions. THEN, he can get the math.

So we really need to think about whether the small group skill instruction is treating the symptom or the cause of the behavior.