What is the theory behind this ADHD Child Worksheet?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that is mostly diagnosed in early to late childhood. Its most prominent characteristics include impulsive behaviours, hyperactive thoughts and behaviours and inability to stay focused.The most effective treatment for ADHD is a combination of behavioural therapies which includes training the parents and medication.
How will the worksheet help?
The worksheet will provide a simple template that kids with ADHD can use to plan what they need to do in the day. Their inability to focus on a task or even remembering to do important tasks is a common consequence of their condition which can be managed with daily to-do lists.
How to use the worksheet?
Ask the child to list down their tasks for the day. Make sure the tasks follow the rules mentioned in the worksheet. Once done with the task they can mark it off on the worksheet before moving on to the next one.
ADHD Child Worksheet
|Rules for your daily to-do lists|
|Use this for tasks that need to be done within this day onlyMake sure the tasks are achievable in terms of level of ease and the number.The tasks need to be specific for e.g change my bedsheet and not vague for eg. clean my roomMake sure the to-do list is placed somewhere easily visible. Make copies if needed.For each task set a reminder Appreciate yourself when you are done for the day!|
|My To-do List for the Date:________________|
When can I do it during the day?
|Have I set a reminder?||Is the task done?|
|All done? Good job!|
Bikic, A., Sukhodolsky, D & Dalsgaard, S. (2017). Organizational Skills Training for Children with ADHD. European Psychiatry. 41. S124.
You can download this worksheet here.