Bill of Rights for Misunderstood Kids
Bill of Rights for Children with ADD
HELP ME TO FOCUS...
Please teach me through my sense of touch. I need "hands-on" and body movement.
I NEED TO KNOW WHAT COMES NEXT...
Please give me a structured environment where there is a dependable routine. Give me an advance warning if there will be changes.
WAIT FOR ME, I'M STILL THINKING...
Please allow me to go at my own pace. If I'm rushed, I get confused and upset.
I'M STUCK, I CAN'T DO IT...!
Please offer me options for problem solving. If the road is blocked, I need to know the detours.
IS IT RIGHT? I NEED TO KNOW NOW...
Please give me rich and immediate feedback on how I'm doing.
I DIDN'T KNOW I WASN'T IN MY SEAT...!
Please remind me to stop, think, and act.
AM I ALMOST DONE...?
Please give me short work periods with short-term goals.
Please don't say "I already told you that." Tell me again, in different words. Give me a signal. Draw me a symbol.
I KNOW IT'S ALL WRONG, ISN'T IT...?
Please give me praise for partial success. Reward me for self-improvement, not just for perfection.
BUT WHY DO I ALWAYS GET YELLED AT...?
Please catch me doing something right and praise me for the specific positive behavior. Remind me--and yourself--about my good points when I'm having a bad day.
Discovered in Jan Zeiger's article in TeachersNet.Gazette
is hearing a student say,
"Thank you for understanding me."