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How can you create routines for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

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Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may need help in organizing their lives. Therefore, some simple interventions to try for childhood ADHD include:

Note that children with ADHD need consistent rules that they can easily follow. When your child follows rules, he or she should be rewarded.

  • Create a schedule. Make sure your child has the same routine every day. The schedule should include homework time and playtime. Post this schedule in a prominent place in the home.
  • Help your child organize everyday items. Work with your child to have a place for everything. This includes clothing, backpacks, and school supplies.

SOURCES:

Searight, R. , Nov. 1, 2000. American Family Physician

 FamilyDoctor.org: "Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Treatment."

CDC: "Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Treatment."

National Resource Center on ADHD: "Parenting a Child with ADHD (WWK2)."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on February 21, 2018

SOURCES:

Searight, R. , Nov. 1, 2000. American Family Physician

 FamilyDoctor.org: "Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Treatment."

CDC: "Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Treatment."

National Resource Center on ADHD: "Parenting a Child with ADHD (WWK2)."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on February 21, 2018

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