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ADHD Tutoring

Forging Roots Education provides tutoring for students with ADHD in maths and literacy. We also provide NDIS tutoring for plan and self managed NDIS participants.

Our calm, distraction-free office provides the perfect environment for your child to focus on their learning, away from the sensory overload of a busy classroom.

Contact us for more information on our teaching strategies and to discuss your child’s needs.

child who needs ADHD tutoring looking bored in class

ADHD Tutoring in Melbourne

What might ADHD look like in students?

Your child may have ADHD if they show inattentive, hyperactive, or impulsive behaviours.

These may include:

  • Difficulty with focusing
  • Becoming easily distracted
  • Difficulty with following instructions
  • Lacking attention to details
  • Losing or forgetting things or constantly being unorganised for a task
  • Restlessness, fidgety and unable to sit still
  • Blurting out answers, unable to wait for their turn or moving from their seat when they are expected to sit quietly
  • Difficulty with filtering out unimportant sensory information
  • Difficulty in shifting focus from one activity to another
  • Not monitor their work quality
  • Rush through work, not attending to details and seemingly unwilling to take pride over their work

What does ADHD tutoring look like at Forging Roots Education?

We establish routines and use materials such as visual timetables, visual timers and organisational charts that help students know what to expect in every session and what is required of them. Skills are broken down into small steps and taught in a sequential manner and we use short, clear and concise instructions given one at a time.

We carefully monitor students’ arousal levels and change activities or provide a movement break when we notice a student’s attention is drifting. These changes restore safety and help students refocus so they are able to attend better to given activities. Occupational Therapy reports will help inform us as to the type of movement break we should provide and which sensory system needs to be stimulated. Students may require stimulation of the proprioceptive system (where they are in space), vestibular system (position of the head and body in relation to the ground), tactile system or may require a movement break that allows the two hemispheres of the brain to talk to each other.

Our aim is that students learn to monitor their own emotions and arousal levels. Over time students will be able to determine whether they feel ‘slow and tired’, ‘fast and emotional’ or ‘fast and wiggly’ and request a movement break without any prompting.

References

Bruckner, L. (2014). The Kids Guide to Staying Awesome and in Control. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/misunderstoodminds/attentiondiffs.html/

https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/diagnosis.html/