Managing ADHD in Children: The Montessori Method

Managing ADHD in children

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a developmental condition that can have an impact on the life of the child and family. Helping your child to manage ADHD, especially in school, is essential for their development. This article will discuss how the Montessori Method can be used to help manage ADHD in children and provide some strategies for implementing it at home.

What is the Montessori Method?

The Montessori Method is a child-centered approach to education that Maria Montessori developed. It emphasizes individualized learning and self-discipline, as well as respect for others.

The Montessori method uses an environment that allows the child to learn from their own experiences. The materials used in this type of classroom are designed to help children develop their senses, reasoning, language, and social skills. This is done through play activities on their own schedule rather than having them sit down at desks where they’re expected to listen passively for long periods of time

The Montessori Method and classrooms

At Start Smart Montessori Center classrooms are designed to help children learn at their own pace. The classroom environment is open and spacious, with lots of natural light so that children can see clearly. The materials in the classroom are arranged in a way that allows for maximum independence. The workstations are spaced apart from one another, allowing for individual exploration without distraction or competition from others.

The Montessori Method and children with ADHD

The Montessori method is a child-centered approach to learning that focuses on developing the child’s independence. Finally, the use of visual cues and materials helps children learn at their own pace, which can be an effective way to manage ADHD in children.

The Montessori Method

In this method, students are given freedom.  They learn what they want to learn and how they want their environment set up. They are encouraged to move around freely in order for them to gain self-control over their bodies, as well as develop good habits such as cleaning up after themselves or taking care of personal hygiene needs independently.

How to implement the Montessori Method at home

Use visual cues and schedules. The Montessori method uses a lot of visual cues to help children manage their time, stay on task and learn independently. It’s easy to do at home. Post a calendar or schedule where your child can see it. This way, they know what activities are coming up each day or week. Furthermore, if your child has trouble remembering things like homework assignments or appointments with friends, create a visual cue in addition to posting the information on the calendar. For example, putting an empty envelope next to the date’s entry will remind him or her that he needs something from school that day!

Make sure there’s a quiet place for doing homework. It can be difficult for kids with ADHD (or any other learning disability) because they have trouble focusing if there are too many distractions around them. Furthermore, ensure there’s always somewhere quiet where they can work undisturbed. 

Using visual cues to manage ADHD in your child

The Montessori method is a great way to help children with ADHD. You can use visual cues in the classroom and at home. It doesn’t matter if you’re working with an elementary schooler or an adult with ADHD.

Hence, visual cues are a big part of the Montessori method. They help children focus their attention on what they need to do next. They also help them remember where things are located. This way, they can complete tasks efficiently without getting distracted by other things around them.

In addition to using visual reminders for homework assignments and other activities, visual reminders can be used when teaching your child how to read books independently. This will make reading more enjoyable.


The Montessori Method is a great way to manage your child’s ADHD. It can be implemented at home with the right tools. Finally, you can implement it in a classroom setting through the use of visual cues. If you’re interested in learning more about how this method works, contact us today!