Parents Help

Many parents, teachers, and extended family members find themselves responsible for the education or support of a child or teenager with either dyslexia, ADD, ADHD etc. This resource hopefully will provide practical methods and strategies which can use to help raise achievement levels.

Common Reasons Why Children Misbehave

  • Boredom: Children need movement, stimulation and activity. Children need to be challenged.
  • Trying out new behaviours: normal part of development to do.
  • Weather Change.
  • Staying indoors for a long period of time (illness or weather).
  • Needs not being met
  • Allergies
  • Fatigue
  • Hidden messages: "It's Okay he's aggressive he's a boy" or "She can't do that it isn't lady like"
  • Child that may be abused
  • Over indulged child.
  • Negative behaviours are usually reinforced.
  • Too much TV
  • Hunger
  • Disorder such as ADHD/Dyslexia

ADD/ADHD/Dyslexia - Tips

Below you will find a list of tips, for more information on each item click on the text.

  • Warning Signs - To help parents try to identify if their children have ADD/ADHD/Dyslexia.
  • Learning Styles - The ways in which people learn.
  • Language Arts Reading Comprehension - These instructional practices will help children with ADD/ADHD/Dyslexia, who are poor readers, improve their reading comprehension skills.
  • Phonics and Grammar - Effective ways to help children with ADD/ADHD/Dyslexia, master phonics and grammar rules
  • Writing - In composing stories or other writing assignments, children with ADD/ADHD/Dyslexia benefit from these practices:
  • Handwriting - Students with ADD/ADHD/Dyslexia, who have difficulty with manuscript or cursive writing benefit from these instructional practices.
  • Mathematics - There are several individualised instructional practices that can help children with ADD/ADHD/Dyslexia, improve their basic computation skills.
  • Solving Word Problems - To help children with ADD/ADHD/Dyslexia, improve their skill in solving word problems in mathematics.
  • Special Materials - Some children with ADD/ADHD/Dyslexia benefit from using special materials to help them complete their mathematics assignments.
  • Organisational Skills - Many students with ADD/ADHD/ Dyslexia are easily distracted and have difficulty focusing their attention on assigned tasks. However, there are several practices that can help children with ADD/ADHD/Dyslexia improve their organisation of homework and other daily assignments.
  • Behaviour Management - Children with ADD/ADHD/Dyslexia often are impulsive and hyperactive. Effective teachers use behaviour management techniques to help these children learn how to control their behaviour.
  • Counseling - In some instances, children with ADD/ADHD/Dyslexia need counseling to learn how to manage their own behaviour.
  • Classroom Accommodations - Many children with ADD/ADHD/Dyslexia benefit from accommodations that reduce distractions in the classroom environment. These accommodations, which include modifications within both the physical environment and learning environment of the classroom, help some children with ADD/ADHD/Dyslexia stay on task and learn. Accommodations of the physical environment include determining where a child with ADD/ADHD/Dyslexia will sit in the classroom.