In the know: Try these treatments for children with ADHD

Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, September 1, 2008

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is usually seen in preschool children and those in their early school years. Treatments include medication management and behavioral treatment. Structuring a patient's environment and being consistent in your approach can be helpful.

Here are some hints to use when working with children with ADHD:

  • Provide a schedule and routine in their day. Post the schedule where it can be readily seen.
  • Organize their belongings. Have a place for everything and keep everything in its place.
  • Write down important items that you want them to remember.
  • Provide consistent rules that they can understand and follow. When rules are followed, give rewards, such as praise, hugs, or high fives.

Source: Stressed Out About Difficult Patients, HCPro, Inc., 2007. Pick up your copy today!


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