Schools can do better with their ADHD students in one specific way.
Get your school a translator.
When a school creates a bilingual program it hires a teacher that can speak English and the native language of the students in the program.
When it comes to students with ADHD, they have such a unique way of approaching the world that people who don’t think that way are clueless to it.
Teachers do their best with increasing demands and diminishing resources.
But imagine the power of having access to someone who knew what it was like to see the world through the eyes of someone with ADHD.
Someone who knew exactly where a teacher and student are not connecting and could help student and teacher get on the same page.
I know some schools train one of their staff to be the go to person for adhd or autism and many are quite good.
But an important issue remains, you don’t know what you don’t know which gets you into trouble when you meet a student that doesn’t fit what you’ve been taught. You know where I’m going with this.
Having someone on-site is convenient and often more cost effective which I completely understand and respect.
My focus is on increasing success for both teacher and student with ADHD by helping them “get” each other.
There will always be fundamental gaps in the ability of someone without ADHD to understand someone with it.
That goes for everyone.
Knowing this about yourself is a strength. It compels you to look beyond yourself for information and guidance.
Want to know how to tell if you’re bumping up against a blind spot or don’t understand things as well as you think?
It’s when you’re consistently not getting the results you want.
That’s when it’s time to contact me.