Tutoring Help For ADHD Students
If your child has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD, formerly known as Attention Deficit Disorder or ADD), chances are you’ve already noticed your child’s difficulty with staying focused, struggles with homework and tests, lack of motivation or feelings of being overwhelmed, and lack of critical skills such as time management, goal setting, and how to organize and prioritize schoolwork. Whether in kindergarten, grade 12, or anywhere in between, the classroom environment with all its distractions can be a tough place for a child with ADHD to focus and concentrate, and your child can easily fall behind.
Take heart, parents... your child CAN be successful in school! At Huntington, we offer instruction specifically for ADHD students in all grades. Our individualized program provides your child with personal, focused attention from one of our caring, certified teachers in a structured and nurturing environment where students can thrive and excel. Our program is structured to ensure ADHD children grow and achieve academic success.
"Huntington’s approach helps all kids get great results, and with their specialized ADHD teacher training and use of evidence-based ADHD teaching techniques, they are a phenomenal option for meeting the unique needs of kids with this diagnosis. By tailoring their instruction for each child, they build the academic skills, executive functioning, focus and confidence that make a lasting difference."
- Dr. Mary Rooney, Clinical Psychologist specializing in ADHD
Getting Started with Tutoring for Children with ADHD
Our individualized tutoring programs are the perfect solution to help your child who has been diagnosed with ADHD learn skills and get help in a focused, consistent environment. We’ll begin with a comprehensive academic evaluation that will pinpoint your child’s strengths and weaknesses. Then we’ll tailor a tutoring program to meet your child’s specific needs and help them learn at their pace. We’ll provide individualized instruction, break complex skills into smaller steps, teach study and test-taking skills, and help your child develop organization and time-management skills. With your permission, we will also communicate and partner collectively with your child's teachers. Our tutoring programs will give your child greater confidence and motivation and help them achieve academic success.
ADHD Program Elements Our Program is Structured to Ensure ADHD Students Grow
Specialized ADHD Teacher Training is Provided for All of Our Teachers
- A clinical psychologist, who is an expert in the field of ADHD, developed the training.
- Our teachers use research-based strategies that have been proven effective for teaching and motivating ADHD students.
- All of our teachers are certified either by the state or our certification program.
Targeted Homework Strategies for Parents and Students
- The strategies we share with you are evidence based — they have been proven to help motivate students to get started and efficiently do their homework.
- The strategies address the needs of students based on grade level (elementary, middle, high school).
- We’ll provide both you and your child with recommendations specific to your needs.
Meeting with You Regularly to Support High Achievement for Your ADHD Student
- We meet with you frequently to discuss progress, goals, student achievement, and the plan for further growth. In these meetings we’ll discuss the targeted ADHD homework strategies, as well as other academic recommendations.
School Teacher Meetings
- We’ll visit your child’s school teachers to further tailor our approach to their unique needs — ADHD-based and otherwise. (We only visit the school with your permission.)
- Frequently, school teachers will provide us insight into what they’re seeing in the classroom, and we do the same for the teachers, to ensure your child is getting the best possible results at school and in the center.
Our Guiding Principle Is that Every Student, Regardless of Whether or not they Have ADHD, Can Grow and Succeed Academically
- With nearly four decades of proven results, we know what it takes for students with ADHD to succeed, and we have the instructional strategies and key program elements to help your child achieve his or her potential.
ADHD Instructional Strategies How We Help ADHD Students AchieveAcademic Success
ADHD Struggle: Difficulty Staying Focused
Instructional Strategy: Individualized Instruction
Each student receives individualized instruction followed by review time with their teacher, so those with ADHD always receive the immediate feedback and guidance they need to stay focused and grow.
Results: Increased focus
ADHD Struggle: Low Confidence
Instructional Strategy: Build Customized Learning Programs
Customized learning programs begin in the student’s comfort zone, where they feel most confident. This confidence builds upon itself, fueling the academic growth many ADHD students need as they advance through their tailored learning program at their own pace.
Results: Confidence from knowing you can achieve
ADHD Struggle: Lack of Motivation and Easily Overwhelmed
Instructional Strategy: Break Complex Skills Into Smaller Steps
We teach complex skills by breaking them into their component parts to build mastery at a level that doesn’t overwhelm ADHD students. We then combine these components into a complete academic toolkit.
Results: Motivation to take on new challenges and stick with them
ADHD Struggle: Low Test Scores, High Test Anxiety
Instructional Strategy: Teach Study and Test-Taking Skills
Students learn various evidence-based skills for how to best study for and take tests. These are skills many ADHD students tend to struggle with, like effective note-taking or studying to build long-term understanding.
Results: Better test scores, less anxiety
ADHD Struggle: Weak Executive Functioning
Instructional Strategy: Develop Organization and Time Management Skills
We develop the critical skills that many ADHD students lack, such as effective time management, goal setting, and how to organize and prioritize schoolwork.
Results: Greater efficiency and effectiveness
Read what our many happy parents and STUDENTS are saying...
"Kyle was a student in 2008-2009 at Huntington in Bay Shore, NY. In summer 2011, Kyle was now ready for SAT prep. Kyle's mom was so excited to receive our letter and call about re-enrolling that she set up testing for Kyle as well as her other son, Jon, who would be going into 8th grade. Kyle does have an individualized education program at his school, and has been diagnosed with attention deficit disorder, and he was concerned how that would affect him when taking the SAT. We were able to reassure him that our individualized program would help him develop necessary skills and strategies to improve his score. Kyle was very motivated throughout the program."
What is Huntington’s Approach to Tutoring?
We begin with an in-person or phone consultation to understand your goals. Then we conduct a comprehensive academic evaluation to pinpoint your child’s strengths and weaknesses. Based on the results, we develop a personalized learning plan targeted to meet your student’s needs. Your child will receive individualized tutoring from one of our certified teachers to build and enhance the skills needed for school success and help your child get the best grades possible on quizzes, tests, and report cards. And, with your permission, we keep you and your child’s teachers informed with regular conferences to discuss progress.
Call us today at 1-800-CAN-LEARN to get your child started on the path to success!
How Do I Know if My Child Needs Help?
Most of the time it will be obvious when your child needs help. Often, you can see when they are struggling. You’ll see warning signs, such as low grades, poor test and quiz grades, struggles with finishing homework, avoiding or refusing to do homework, changes in attitude or behavior, or becoming disorganized or quiet and withdrawn.
Your child’s teacher may also notice issues and tell you that your child is a day dreamer, a class clown, or is acting out. The teacher may be concerned about your child's ability to succeed, or that important school skills are missing. The teacher may even want your child retained.
Call us today at 1-800-CAN-LEARN and we can help you determine if your child needs help and how to take the first steps toward success!
HOW CAN I GET STARTED WITH TUTORING?
Getting started is easy… call us today at 1-800-CAN-LEARN to speak with a caring educational consultant. We'll spend the time you need to answer your questions and understand your goals. We can help start your child down a new path to academic success by tailoring a tutoring program that meets their needs and fits within your schedule and budget.