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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