ADD/ADHD Tutoring

What exactly is ADD/ADHD?

What used to be referred to as ADD is now medically recognised as a biological neurological condition with 3 subtypes. The common and preferred medical term is ADHD. Subtypes include Inattentive, Hyperactive-Impulsive, or a combination of the two.

Symptoms of ADHD can vary widely from being quiet and detached, profoundly disorganised, or having a bounce-off-the-walls level of energy. They can also vary according to the child's natural personality and level of maturity. When it comes to being in a learning environment, these behaviours can create unique challenges.

Firstly, it's helpful to understand why it's so difficult for children with ADHD to do well in traditional school settings. Each of the 3 subtypes has its own unique challenges.

Learning challenges for children with Inattentive ADHD

It's hard to learn when you are unable to focus, have trouble listening, or are forgetful. These are the types of common challenges children with Inattentive ADHD face in a traditional classroom.

Learning challenges for children with Inattentive ADHD

This form of ADHD is the one most people associate with the condition. Restless, fidgety, interruptive, excessively talkative, and impatient. These symptoms also make learning in a traditional classroom environment challenging.

The Combined subtype includes symptoms of both Inattentive and Hyperactive-Impulsive ADHD.

Most schools require students to sit still, keep quiet, listen, pay attention, concentrate, and follow instructions. For children with all subtypes of ADHD this can be extremely difficult or impossible. Although most teachers do a fantastic and often underappreciated job, they are usually limited with time and resources.

We've got the solution for helping your ADHD child with schoolwork

If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD, help is here. 1300 Hometutor have real teachers who specialise in working with children with ADHD. Our experienced teachers come to your home, which means your child can study in an environment they're comfortable in, and you'll know exactly where they are. Home visits are flexible to fit in with your busy schedule.

A bonus side effect you and your child will likely notice from home tutoring is improved self-confidence. This typically has a positive impact on the social and emotional aspects of your child's life.

Teaching strategies employed for students with ADHD include:
  • Instruction is kept simple and well structured. Repeated as necessary.
  • Work is varied and engaging
  • Larger items of work are broken down into more manageable segments
  • No timed tests

Students are allowed to express themselves verbally rather than constant written work. Your child's education is important, so Book a Free Learning Assessment today and put your child on a path to success.

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