Studies suggest that more than half of children with ADHD struggle with writing. These students may have an overflow of creative ideas, but often struggle when it comes to getting these ideas onto paper.
ADHD children have a hard time getting started — and following through — on writing assignments because they have difficulty picking essay topics, locating appropriate resources, holding and manipulating information in their memory, organizing and sequencing the material, and getting it down on paper — all before they forget what they wanted to say.
But these hurdles don't have to stop them from writing. Discuss the following strategies with your child's teacher so you can work together to ease the difficulties attention deficit children have with writing.