Impulsive Behaviors ADHD Teenagers in School

Impulsive Behaviors with Teen ADHD Students

One of the main characteristics of people with Attention Deficit Disorder is the tendency to act impulsively (acting before thinking about the consequences of their behavior). Impulsivity often shows itself in a lack of understanding of cause and effect. Research suggests that ADD ADHD students can often verbalize the rules but have difficulty internalizing them and translating them into thoughtful …

Douglas Cowan, Psy.D. MFTImpulsive Behaviors with Teen ADHD Students
ADHD Consistency of Performance in the Classroom

Consistency of Performance Elem

ADHD in School: Consistent Performance and ADHD Students Students with ADHD can benefit greatly from behavioral interventions that are sensitive to their processing style. An individualized plan that emphasizes stimulating reinforcers on a consistent basis has a good chance of success. Consequences and reinforcement should be as immediate as possible. Changing the reward periodically is usually necessary. A major consideration …

Douglas Cowan, Psy.D. MFTConsistency of Performance Elem
Improving Impulsive Behaviors ADHD

Decreasing Impulsive Behaviors in the Classroom Elem

ADHD in School: Self-Control and Focus Behaviors that are rewarded tend to re-occur. Reward and Promote Self-Control, never reward impulsivity. Students with ADHD tend to act impulsively, not thinking about the consequences first. Dealing With Impulsive Behaviors in ADHD Students One of the hallmarks of children with attention deficits is the tendency to act impulsively (acting before thinking through the …

Douglas Cowan, Psy.D. MFTDecreasing Impulsive Behaviors in the Classroom Elem