According to the statistics, there is one child that has the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) among twenty children in the United States. It is very important for every teacher to understand about this disorder, so they can give proper education for the ADHD student. Here are few considerations for teacher in handling the suspected ADHD student;
Most of the ADHD students have problems to control themselves because of their medical condition. At supportive condition, they may able to behave well enough for long period of time. Therefore teacher should not jump to conclusion that certain student does not have proper manner or well behavior.
Hyperactive and non-hyperactive disorder
Most people assume that this disorder come with hyperactive behavior. But the truth is that is only about 60% of it that is correct. And there is about 40% of it that do not have hyperactive behavior known as ADD. Not every child that has the ADD will causing any problem, some of them are just stay still and stare. Because of this passive behavior their problems can be unnoticed and leave it as it is. Only less than half of ADD children that gets the professional help or treatment and therapy.
Other than the ADD or ADHD, there are also many causes that makes the students behave wildly and uncontrollable such as; poor parenting or lack of management and discipline in the classroom.
Before judging that a certain student suffer from this disorder and talk to their parents, teacher should ask and consult to other teacher that have experience with this disorder, school psychologist and physician or therapist. The teacher should not make their own decisions; they should discuss it with their parents and ask them to check their children to the expert and professional in this disorder.
Many parents want their children are able to read as quickly as their children can. For this purpose, the parent can teach their own children to become good reader even before they are entering the school age. The parent do not have to be an expert reader themselves, but they must actively involve and consistent in this education process for their children progress.
Besides, the children will be more comfortable to be taught by their parent, and this activity can become an enjoyable moment either for the parent and children.
Reading skill is the most crucial factor that can determine the children ability in school and their study. Reading can become the door of the children knowledge to almost everything that they know and learn.
Reading lesson material
When choosing the reading lesson material, the parent should choose carefully according to the word simplicity and the children interest such as; a story book that the children like, supporting and comfortable environment, and discussing the story with the children. Therefore the lesson will be more attractive to the children and increase the chance of success.
For start they can read the lesson material loudly in shorts period for few times a day. As the children become more accustomed with the lesson material, parent can read it much longer. Parent should also provide the collection of children books for their reading material.
Keep the children motivated
The consistent and routine lesson is the main key for the learning process. The parent should also to not forget to give their praise for the children accomplishment and most important is the children effort to learn. This will make the children feel good, comfort and proud about what they are doing, so they will always be motivated and not easy to give up in the learning process.
If you are looking for information about special education and its references, you may want try to look the Journal of Special Education (JES). Therefore you will be know and understand better about the insight detail about the special education method, what is involved and the latest update about the education.
The journal can help the parents who have children that entering special education. Therefore the parents can understand about their children education and able to cooperate with the education program by establishing the proper environment to support the education programs.
The journal is periodically written by scholars who participate in this education and acknowledge as one of the expert in this field. It contain in depth discussion, case report about dealing and interaction with the children and the procedures, review and comment from other special education expert and practitioners, in depth analysis about the research regarding special education.
Getting the JES
There are many sources for you to get the journal. You can buy the published JES or you can search and find some part of it freely from online search. But you must be sure that you get the sample of JES from reliable source or websites.
Some information that you can from the internet, usually contain the information about sample articles, research and discussion, the method about special education teaching and its application, the list of organization and institution that are involved and can give you information about special education programs.
These valuable information can give you reference about special education. You can also use this information and put it on practice to teach the special children that need it. The journal will help you, so you can educate, response and interact to these special children.
Teaching a classroom full of student can become a troublesome task for a teacher. Each student usually will has different learning skill, abilities, method and interest. Therefore the duty to make all of them able to have the same understanding, study and learning the subject material may seem difficult. But there is simple method and approach that can be use by a teacher, so the teacher can reach the student interest in the lesson subject and pull the student best potential.
Pull the student potential abilities
Beside from the basic structure such as rules, procedure and routine, the teacher can also build the necessary environment that support student study. Using many devices such to make interesting lesson presentation such as computer and projector, audio example and props to make experiment and simulate the lesson subject. This will attract student interaction and help student that have lower abilities and skill, by making the lesson become more flexible.
Expose to the student about lesson subject material that they are going to study. This can help student to prepare and familiar about the next lesson material. This also can help student to absorb the lesson better when the teacher taught the lesson material in the classroom.
People usually will give their attention to the matter than can and or related personally to them. A teacher can use this principal in teaching the lesson subject. Use the lesson material to the student life experience, aspiration, goal, problems or interest to make them pay attention to the subject materials and lesson and build their interest to study the subject material.
Use variety of activities such as games, experiment, props and many more. These activities can stimulate student senses such as verbal, logical, movement, visual, audio, interpersonal, and naturalist (Gardner’s multiple intelligences). In the end it will enhance student academic skill and ability, and improve their chance to success in their study.
Each student has different learning abilities and styles, a teacher can use variety of assessments to understand better about the student abilities. And if there is a chance the teacher can let the student choose their own activities and assessments, this will make the student showing their true abilities.