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What are some tips to support your child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?

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A good way to support your child is to create a routine for when he's home. Here are some ideas:

  • Have him do his homework as close to the same time every day as possible. Set up a special place to do it, too. Let him take breaks every 10 to 20 minutes so he can move around. Make sure these breaks don't involve screens like those on a TV or phone.
  • Make a calendar to keep track of assignments. Set up a way for him to know which ones are most important. For example, you might color-code things to show priorities. Your kid can even use an app to help organize tasks and manage time.
  • Your child is also likely to focus better at school and at home if he has times -- before and after school -- when he can be active. This can also help him get better sleep, which can help with focus and behavior.

SOURCES:

Attention Deficit Disorder Association: “ADHD: The Facts.”

CHADD, the National Resource on ADHD: “Educational Rights,” “Education.”

Understood: For Learning & Attention Issues: “Understanding Individualized Education Programs,” “Understanding 504 Plans.”

A.D.D. Resource Center: “School-Based Management of Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: 105 Tips for Teachers.”

Child Mind® Institute: “School Success Kit for Kids with ADHD.”

Helpguide.org: “ADHD and School.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on April 18, 2019

SOURCES:

Attention Deficit Disorder Association: “ADHD: The Facts.”

CHADD, the National Resource on ADHD: “Educational Rights,” “Education.”

Understood: For Learning & Attention Issues: “Understanding Individualized Education Programs,” “Understanding 504 Plans.”

A.D.D. Resource Center: “School-Based Management of Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: 105 Tips for Teachers.”

Child Mind® Institute: “School Success Kit for Kids with ADHD.”

Helpguide.org: “ADHD and School.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on April 18, 2019

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