ADHD refers to a chronic condition including attention deficit hyperactivity and impulsivity.
One-to-one support and a focus on self-regulation can improve school outcomes for children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study suggests. ADHD refers to a chronic condition including attention deficit hyperactivity and impulsivity.
"Children with ADHD are all unique, of course, it is a complex problem and there is no consistent approach," said Tamsin Ford, a professor at the University of Exeter in the UK.
"However, our research provides the strongest evidence yet that non-drug interventions in schools can help children harness their potential in terms of academic and other outcomes," said Ford.
For the study, published in In the Review of Education journal, the team found 28 randomized control trials of non-drug interventions to help children with ADHD in schools.
They found that important aspects of successful interventions to improve children's outcomes are important when they focus on self-regulation and are held in one-on-one interviews.
According to the study, self-regulation is difficult for children who are very impulsive and have difficulty attracting attention. In addition, the children were given daily goals, which were checked using a card that the child carried between home and school and between lessons at school, and rewards were awarded for achieving the goals.
While research shows that drugs are effective, it does not work for all children and is unacceptable for some families.
"More and better quality of research is needed, but in the meantime, schools should try out daily reports and increase the ability of children to regulate their emotions.These approaches are best for one-to-one children with ADHD. Therapy work, "Ford noted.
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