ADHD Interventions for Parents Worksheet
What is the theory behind this ADHD Interventions for Parents Worksheet?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder diagnosed in early to late childhood. Its major symptoms include impulsive behaviours, hyperactivity and difficulty in focusing. For children younger than 12 years old, it is crucial that parents are involved in the therapeutic process. Parents can apply the skills they learn in behaviour training to ensure their child can manage their ADHD symptoms at home, school and other social situations. It takes a bit of practice and regular visits to the therapist but with time and support ADHD symptoms are easily manageable with proper behaviour training.
How will the worksheet help?
The worksheet will help parents set some household rules to give some organisation and structure to their child’s daily life. Having a set routine or structure can help children with ADHD to follow directions and stay focused. When there is a set routine to follow it also helps the child do activities on their own without needing guidance.
How to use the worksheet?
Sit down with your child and come up with routines for the entire day which are broken down according to the time of the day. For e.g morning routine, after-school routine, homework routine etc. Reinforce these routines in the beginning by giving constant reminders or rewarding appropriate behaviour where needed.