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How can I help my child with inattentive ADHD be more productive?

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Cut down on distractions. At home, turn off the TV, computer, radio, and video games as much as possible at home. At school, ask your child's teacher to seat your child away from the windows and doors in class.

From: ADHD: Inattentive Type WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."

Nemours Foundation: "What Is ADHD?"

Bope, E.T. and Kellerman, R.D. 1st edition, Saunders Elsevier, 2011. Conn's Current Therapy 2012,

UptoDate: "Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents: Overview of treatment and prognosis."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 20, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."

Nemours Foundation: "What Is ADHD?"

Bope, E.T. and Kellerman, R.D. 1st edition, Saunders Elsevier, 2011. Conn's Current Therapy 2012,

UptoDate: "Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents: Overview of treatment and prognosis."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 20, 2019

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