Have a wiggly worm in your home? I have four. Five if you count my husband.
Yes, I am surrounded by attention deficit problems and since so many parents are considering the option of pulling their ADD/ADHD children out of public school to home educate, I wanted to share what we have found that works for us.
If you are homeschooling a child with ADD or ADHD, these resources will help you think creatively while educating your highly distractible child.
First, make sure you understand the difference between ADD and ADHD. I cannot believe I did not figure this out sooner! But understanding which your child has will help you know how to teach him or her.
Also, do you know your child’s learning style? There are 8 types of kids… 8 types of learners. Which one is your child?
I recommend the Parent’s Playbook for Learning by Jen Lilienstein. This book changed how I taught my children. Even more, I learned how to relate to them as a parent.
Homeschool Curriculum for ADD and ADHD Students
The key to teaching a child with ADD or ADHD anything is to keep their hands busy. That is why I love the following curriculum:
- Teaching Textbooks
- All About Learning Press
- The Mystery of History Volume 1 Second Edition, Audio Book Set (10 Audio CDs) with Creation to the Resurrection, Volume 1, Second Editon: The Mystery of History Series
- Shatterpoint Entertainment
- Skrafty Homeschool Minecraft Server and Classes
- Ultimate Brain Breaks
Free Presentation for Teaching Kids with ADD/ADHD
In this powerpoint show with audio, I share insights on how people with ADD/ADHD think as well as what to look for in curriculum, how to improve your educational environment, and ways to make any curriculum more hands-on.
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Educational Tools for Busy Bodies
Anything from Learning Resources will make education more active. I love their educational toys.
These are some other great products…
READ: Be sure to check this list of 101 Math Manipulatives to keep those hands busy.
More posts about ADD and ADHD
- Dealing with Sensory Overload During the Holidays
- Love, Marriage, and Attention Deficit Disorder
- Essential Oils for Attention Deficit Disorder
- 4 Apps to Increase Attention and Time Management
- The Difference Between ADD and ADHD
Have a child with Autism? I have a resource page full of ideas for homeschooling a child with Autism.
Great Reading for Parents of Kids with ADD or ADHD
Books for Adults with ADD or ADHD
(…and those who are married to them.)
The ADHD Effect on Marriage: Understand and Rebuild Your Relationship in Six Steps