My son has ADHD and even when on medication is very distractible. We are working on building independence but his work product is just not what I know it can be when it does it alone. When I work with him I don't give him answers but just keep him on task. Any suggestions for helping with working independently?
The best tool I have found for my ADHD-Inattentive daughter is a timer. This was helpful when she was in 4th and 5th grade especially. It seemed she could focus for 20-25min at a time, if she knew she got a 10 min break after that. While she was this age, sitting on an exercise ball at a table also helped tremendously, especially for math. She is now in 7th grade and does better focusing.Reply
Hello, I think you can use independent activity books (binder, folder) anything. What this is that you can put 1 worksheet page that you know for sure that your child can work on independently. Very very simple activity (even below grade level). Have your child complete this independently and then raise hand/call for you when he is done. Once he does this independently you can eventually add 2 sheets, 3 sheets, then you can also increase in difficulty level. Hope that helps! All the best.Reply
Oh my! I actually thought to myself when I saw your post; “did I post that?!” Lol I’ve had the same trouble, my son is in 3rd grade, and he wants me to sit with him and do every single problem along with him. A timer flips him out, he totally panicks. For him, the only thing that works is something he really wants to have or do as a reward. That makes his focus go laser sharp! 🤣 This is such a labor of love! Blessings for you as you continue on! It’s not for the weak to be sure!Reply