Education for the ADHD Child Education for ADHD children is often an issue for parents when their child is having difficulty in proper education of the child traditional school setting. Many feel that schooling for ADHD children should be in a school that is different from what is provided for children who do not have these issues.
Parents often wonder if their child should be taught in a special school for children with learning issues. Are you investigating education for ADHD children? Is a special school for kids with ADHD the best thing for your child? Here are some things to think about.
I disagree with the idea that ADHD children should be in special schools. Rather, I believe that any school can be the best school for children with attention issues. If the parent feels a school setting is not working out, homeschooling ADHD children is an excellent alternative. There are advantages and disadvantages to everything in life. And here’s my point of view regarding schooling for these children in the public school system. First of all, the number of students suffering from ADHD is not sufficient to start an individual school. Even if there are some schools, not all adhd children will have the opportunity to participate in them, so why not focus on educating these children in public schools and accommodate the few students who struggle with attention deficit disorder.
Apart from what the statistics tell us, there are other benefits to schooling these children in the mainstream. A child, who is dealing with ADHD when being educated with normal children, might have difficulties but it is important that they learn to succeed, not fail. We want him to be an above average student and given the capabilities of these children, this is a reasonable expectation. A normal environment will give him more chances to improve.
In an average class of 25-30 students, only one or two students may have ADHD. So for a teacher it is acceptable to give these students extra time rather having a whole class of hyperactive students. Moreover the ADHD student will desire to be like others, and he can be if given proper opportunity. Studies have shown that ADHD children who studied in normal schools developed psychomotor skills faster than those who studied with other special children. In this case, peer pressure has a positive outcome. When studying in a normal school, there’s a possibility that teachers are not educated in or have the patience for teaching an ADHD child. Teachers might scold or scream at child.