Adhd child in kindergarten
I am at my wits end. I have a child in my full day kindergarten class who was tested through the public schools and tentatively diagnosed as adhd and impulsive. He is not on any meds nor receiving any services. I work in a private school and basically do not have many, if any, resources to call on. I am pretty much on my own. This boy is in CONSTANT motion! He talks incessantly- to himself, other students and me. He acts on ALL his impulses. I have tried seating him away from distractions and with peers who are the "role models" in the class. I allow him to stand, if he desires, while doing his work , praise his positive behaviors, and stress that he needs to try to think about the choices he makes whether they are good or not so good(I hate the word bad!) Nothing seems to work. I have tried giving him objects to manipulate to keep his hands busy in the hopes it will slow his body down but to no avail. He either chews them (he is a thumb sucker) or throws them. He is a very big distraction and I spend most of my day and all my energy redirecting and/or dealing with the outcome of his impulses. I guess I'm just looking for any other strategies to help him. His parents don't work with him at home. They either yell at him or let him do what wants, or send him to his grandparents. Help!