ADHD at School: Remembering to Turn in Assignments

Students with ADHD don't always complete and turn in assignments on time. Learn how to help children with attention deficit disorder hand in their school work by setting up organization systems at school and home.

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Solutions in the Classroom

Children with ADHD need a high degree of supervision and structure in the classroom. A monitoring system that provides students with cues and reminders can help.

-- Provide copies of assignments. Give students written copies of homework assignments whenever possible. This will ensure they have the complete assignment.

-- Have parents sign off. Create a homework assignment sheet that must be initialed by both the parent and teacher for oversight and support.

-- Break up big assignments. For long-term assignments, plan to track the child's progress at different points in the process rather than only at the end.

-- Create a homework folder. Designate a folder that your child keeps in his binder to help him remember to bring finished homework back to school. Use it as a receptacle for all assignments once they are finished.

-- Give feedback. Correct and return the child's homework as soon as possible. Corrections should be positive and instructive.

-- Discuss accommodations. Talk to the child and parent about the accommodations and supports they think might help. No one plan is effective for all students.

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