ADHD – ATTENTION DEFICIT / HYPERACTIVE
There are 3
types of ADHD:
Attention Deficit Disorder is the inability for a person to maintain their
focus (it is not attention seeking).
Hyperactive Disorder is when a person has difficulty controlling their
impulses. They may be constantly in motion.
Combine ADD and HD
down inactive tasks into small portions and combine with active tasks, and
scout know what activities they will be doing and what will be expected of them
over directions one on one with scout if needed.
eye contact when giving instructions.
for scout to take a break from tasks that require high focus.
scout active assignment, like leading the group, ceremony, or song.
overly active activities (over excitation can lead to bad behaviors). Watch for
signs of over aggression and call a break. Some activities that can trigger
scout to wander or drift when waiting and wait until just before task to ask
them to focus.
a calm tone throughout talking and activities, and especially if correction is
bad behaviors (unless safety is at risk). (I know this is hard, but it
will be worth it)
discipline is necessary, make sure it is calm, quick, consistent, and removes
attention from the boy. Focus not on what was wrong, but what should have been
good behaviors for all scouts frequently
a buddy for the scout who balances their disposition
a calm scout with a hyperactive scout
a focused scout with an inattentive scout
scout and their family about effective methods (triggers for bad behavior to
avoid, methods that work, etc.)
much activity around the scout can make focusing difficult. Have scout work in
a quieter place to complete tasks that require a high amount of focus.