How can a teacher approach a hyperactive child?

The responsibility for the mood in which the child comes to school lies, first of all, with the parents.

If a hyperactive child was shouted at at home or he spent the day watching TV, slept little, attended school irregularly, then this will undoubtedly affect his behavior in the classroom and the learning process in the form of tantrums and refusal to study.

However, this does not mean that teachers should give up on such a child, saying, “if the parents can’t, then we are even more so.”

8 ways to make it easier for educators to interact with a hyperactive child:

You need to know that a hyperactive child is assigned a tutor at the expense of budgetary funds. If there is no tutor at the school, then other personnel (psychologist, social pedagogue) should be involved in this process. It will be difficult or almost impossible for the teacher himself to achieve educational activity from such a child (basically, such a child will be left to himself). A tutor is needed to direct the activity of such a child in the right direction, help him in his studies, motivate, instill rules of behavior in the classroom.

Behavioral therapy by B.F. is successfully used to correct the behavior of hyperactive children. Skinner.

If the child has a tantrum, and it is clear that the lesson will be disrupted, there is no need to break it. The best way out is to take him to the psychological relief room until he calms down. Hyperactive children are very fond of playing with sand. Sand therapy perfectly normalizes their psyche. The opportunity to play with sand can be used as a motivator for learning activities.

It happens that such a child is well given lessons in reading or the world around him, and according to them he likes to study in the classroom, but he does not like mathematics and writing and refuses group classes. In this case, it is possible to draw up an individual training plan for such a child and bring some of the lessons into the format of individual lessons.

Writing test papers should also be accompanied by a tutor.

It is desirable for a hyperactive child to study in a class not exceeding 12 students. The school must have a defectologist, a psychologist and a speech therapist.

A child with special needs is well aware of falsehood in relation to himself. Therefore, a teacher should work with such children, who will provide him with acceptance and will enjoy authority with the child. A non-authoritative teacher for a child is doomed to eternal disobedience and other troubles in the educational process.

When teaching hyperactive children, a lot of effort goes into keeping their attention, and therefore it is very important for the teacher to work on the educational motivation of such a student (to encourage for the slightest success, ask questions, call to the board, present material in the form of pictures and diagrams), introduce elements into school classes games, arrange warm-ups during the lesson.

The tasks of a psychologist when working with hyperactive children mainly include behavioral therapy, correction of anxiety, psycho-emotional stress and the development of communication skills in a group.

By law, every child has the right to an individually differentiated approach to learning, without discrimination, which will contribute to a more comfortable learning at school in accordance with its psychophysiological characteristics.

Our school has applied just such an approach, which proves its effectiveness, facilitating both the work of teachers and the course of adaptation and education of children with special educational needs.

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