ADHD in Middle School Survival Guide

Help your attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) child succeed -- academically and socially -- with these helpful tips.

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Teach ADD/ADHD Students How to Stay Organized

Make sure assignments come home. Help your child line up someone in each class who can be contacted to explain homework assignments. If your child has trouble copying assignments, have her read them into a cassette recorder.

Avoid locker litter. Work with your child to decide what he needs in his locker -- and get rid of unnecessary items. Make the space more efficient with additional shelves, hooks for a gym bag, and a hanging organizer.

Master list-making. Encourage your child to keep a “to-do” list, even if she is tired of it by now. Show her how to prioritize by dividing the items into Important (do it now!) and Less Important (do it any time).

Post sticky notes, with reminders, on mirrors, doors, and elsewhere. Keep cheerleading for your child while reminding him of his responsibilities. Encourage your child to post reminders to himself.

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TAGS: School Behavior, Homework and Test Help, For Teachers of ADHD Children

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