Bill of Rights for Children with ADHD Author Unknown
Help me to focus…
Please teach me through my sense of touch. I need “hands-on” help and body movement.
I need to know what comes next…
Please give me a structured environment where there is a dependable routine.
Give me an advance warning if there will be changes.
Wait for me, I’m still thinking…
Please allow me to go at my own pace. If I’m rushed, I get confused and upset.
I’m stuck, I can’t do it…!
Please offer me options for problem solving. If the road is blocked, I need to know the detours.
Is it right? I need to know…
Please give me rich and immediate feedback on how I’m doing.
I didn’t know I wasn’t in my seat…!
Please remind me to stop, think, and act.
Am I almost done…?
Please give me short work periods with short-term goals.
Please don’t say, “I already told you that.” Tell me again, in different words. Give me a signal. Draw me a symbol.
I know it’s all wrong, isn’t it…?
Please give me praise for partial success. Reward me for self-improvement, not just for perfection.
But why do I always get yelled at…?
Please catch me doing something right and praise me for the specific positive behavior. Remind me – and yourself- about my good points when I’m having a bad day.