Making use of a decent ADHD checklist can also prove extremely helpful in determining if your child is suffering from ADHD. The important aspect to understand with regard to ADHD is that an adult can also be a sufferer. The symptoms for adults and children may differ but the disorder is exactly the same in essence. There is even a Vanderbilt ADHD diagnostic teacher rating scale, which is geared towards helping teachers. It is not always easy for teachers to have to deal with children who are displaying ADHD symptoms. Sometimes the parents of the child may be in denial and will find it hard to admit that their child had a problem.
As a relief/substitute teacher, you see many great ideas created by teachers. Here is one such idea. Items one to nine, below, were on a poster with the title, \"Writing Checklist\" in a Year Three class classroom. What follows each item in the checklist below is what I would explain to my class about each item. (I have reorganised the original checklist into ideas I feel fit together, e.g. presentation). Have I read my writing? Does my writing have all the ideas I wanted to include? Does my writing make sense? Is the story in the right sequence? Are there any confusing words or phrases? Have I left out any words? You can leave out \'little\' words because your mind works faster than you can write. The next four deal with the presentation, particularly punctuation. Do my sentences begin with a capital letter and end with a full stop?