Problem solving skills, following a routine, and deep breathing are valuable techniques for the management of ADHD in children. In our digital story about ADHD, The Kangaroo Who Couldn’t Sit Still, the character Kangaroo implements each of these techniques to manage their symptoms.
The Children’s ADHD Skill Packet was created to accompany The Kangaroo Who Couldn’t Sit Still. After reading the story, use this packet to teach children and their caregivers how to practice the same skills used by Kangaroo.
The information in the Children’s ADHD Skill Packet will largely be implemented by parents and caregivers, but the packet is written at a level appropriate for children, allowing them to follow along. The colorful artwork and simple language can help build motivation and improve buy-in for each technique.
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