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How does behavioral therapy for ADHD begin?

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Behavioral therapy for ADHD starts with three basic steps:   1. Set a clear goal for your child. Be specific and reasonable. Make sure your child understands what he is supposed to do. For example, finish a homework assignment by a certain time.  

2. Be consistent with rewards and consequences. Always reward your child for showing good behavior. Make sure he knows the consequences for unwanted behavior. And follow through!    

3. Use the rewards/consequence system consistently. This builds positive behavior.

SOURCES:

CDC: "Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)," “My Child Has Been Diagnosed with ADHD - Now What?”

Healthy Children: “Behavior Therapy for Children with ADHD.”

U.S. Department of Education: “Teaching Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Instructional Strategies and Practices.”

Society of Clinical and Adolescent Psychiatry: “Behavior Therapy for ADHD.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on August 23, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: "Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)," “My Child Has Been Diagnosed with ADHD - Now What?”

Healthy Children: “Behavior Therapy for Children with ADHD.”

U.S. Department of Education: “Teaching Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Instructional Strategies and Practices.”

Society of Clinical and Adolescent Psychiatry: “Behavior Therapy for ADHD.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on August 23, 2018

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