Homework Tips for Kids with ADHD

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By Mia Ingui

Sitting down to focus and complete your homework is no easy task, but

add having ADHD, and doing homework can become a near impossible

task. Children with attention deficit hyperactive disorder, or ADHD, should

have special care when it comes to completing their homework in order to

keep them focused and productive. Here are some tips to help keep your

child with ADHD on track with their homework.

1. Start off strong: At the beginning of the school year, meet with

your child’s teacher (or teachers) to find out what the expectations are

regarding homework. Try to work out a system where they can let you

know in advance what homework will be assigned either on a week-toweek

basis or for the whole year. This will help to stay organized!

2. Break time!: The National Education Association and the Parent

Teacher Association recommend 10 minutes of homework per subject per

day, and so breaking up the time your child spends doing homework will

aid in keeping their attention on their goal.

3. A set time and place: It’s best to have a scheduled time for

homework and a quiet place for your child to do it. A space where your

child can regularly do their homework will help them to actually sit down

and do it.

4. Don’t forget!: A big problem for kids with ADHD is that even when

they complete their homework, they might forget to turn it in to the teacher.

A good tactic to prevent this is to have a separate folder for homework for

your child. Remind him or her to check the folder at school for each class

to be sure that they turned in all the work!