Feed Your Brain: How to Satisfy the ADHD Brain, Keep Busy and Stay Focused - Teen
Teen learners will make a menu of activities designed to stimulate their ADHD brains and increase executive function.
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This class introduces students to the impact that dopamine levels and dopamine transporter density have on the ADHD brain. Students will identify strategies they are currently using to satisfy their "hungry brains". Students will evaluate which of these strategies are healthy and which may lead to distraction and less healthy choices. As a class, we will brainstorm other activities that can keep student brains busy and help them focus. Students will then create their own "dopa-menu", a...
Through group discussion and personal reflection, students will leave class with a concrete menu of strategies for keeping their brains busy and improving focus.
Bridget Smith, a credentialed teacher, is a person with ADHD. She is also mom to two kids with ADHD and other learning differences. She has a Master's Degree in Education: Teaching from the University of California Santa Cruz and has worked with learners preschool-adult.
If you do not finish your "dopa-menu" in class, I recommend that you finish it on your own time.
Art Supplies: papers- colored or white pens and pencils colored pens, colored pencils, or crayons Download the Menu template posted in class if you wish.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Inspiration for this class came from Jessica McCabe of the YouTube Channel "How to ADHD" specifically her podcast "How to Give Your Brain the Stimulation it Needs" Parents can watch the link to this video here https://youtu.be/-6WCkTwW6xg to preview the material we will cover in class.
Bridget Smith M.Ed.
Educator, Writer, Traveler, and Mom to Kids with Learning Differences
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
659 total reviews
910 completed classes
I love being part of the Outschool learning community! I offer courses for kids with learning differences as well as book studies, note taking, and writing classes that are accessible to all learners. I specialize in supporting kids and...