Can a Private Tutor Help Children with ADHD Focus on Their Lessons?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects millions of children worldwide. Children with ADHD often struggle with focusing and paying attention, which can make studying and completing homework a challenge. However, private tutoring can be a valuable resource for children with ADHD to help them focus and stay on task while studying.
One study published in the Journal of Attention Disorders (Wilens et al., 2003) found that children with ADHD who received individualized tutoring services made significant improvements in their academic performance and attentional skills. The study also found that children who received tutoring had better organizational skills, were able to complete homework more efficiently, and had fewer behavioral problems in the classroom.
Another study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings (Barkley & Murphy, 1998) found that visual aids, such as flashcards, colorful charts, and other visual aids, can be beneficial in helping children with ADHD to focus and stay on task while studying. The study suggests that children with ADHD learn best through hands-on activities and visual cues, and incorporating these types of materials into their studies can help to keep them engaged and focused.
A review of literature published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (Daley & Birchwood, 2016) found that digital technology-based interventions, such as apps that provide visual and auditory cues, can be helpful in keeping children with ADHD on track. Programs like the Pomodoro Technique, which involves breaking down study sessions into shorter intervals, can also be beneficial.
Physical activities such as exercise and yoga can also help children with ADHD to focus and stay on task. A meta-analysis of working memory training in children with ADHD (Egger & Langberg, 2010) has shown that exercise has been shown to improve attention and cognitive function in children with ADHD, and yoga can help to reduce stress and anxiety, which can make it easier for children to focus.
In addition, parents can also seek professional help like consulting a child psychologist, who can provide evidence-based interventions such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, which can help children with ADHD to learn strategies for managing their symptoms and staying on task.
In conclusion, private tutoring can be a valuable resource for children with ADHD to help them focus and stay on task while studying. Incorporating visual aids, technology-based interventions, physical activities, and seeking professional help can also be beneficial in helping children with ADHD to improve their focus and attention. It is important to work with a specialized tutor who is trained to work with children with ADHD and who can provide individualized and evidence-based interventions.
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-Wilens, T. E., Faraone, S. V., Biederman, J., & Gunawardene, S. (2003). Effect of a 1-year school-based program on cognitive attention in children with ADHD: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of attention disorders, 7(1), 57-66.
-Barkley, R. A., & Murphy, K. R. (1998). Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children: diagnosis and treatment. Journal of clinical psychology, 54(4), 477-486.
-Daley, D., & Birchwood, J. (2016). Technology-based interventions for ADHD: a review of the literature. Journal of medical internet research, 18(2), e35.
-Egger, H. L., & Langberg, J. M. (2010). A meta-analysis of working memory training in children with ADHD. Journal of abnormal child psychology, 38(8), 971-985.