Put an End to Excuses from Your ADHD Students

The "I forgot" excuse is one of the oldest in the book, but for students with ADHD it's often the truth. Help your students stay on track with these 9 tips.

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Teens forget things. Teens with ADD/ADHD forget things more often. You may think they are lazy or have a bad attitude, but all of those "I forgots" are a symptom of the disorder. Teachers shouldn’t punish a child for, say, forgetting to hand in homework, but should help him find solutions instead. Below are common problems, along with solutions. If a student:

Forgets to write down homework assignments

> Ask another student to check to see that his assignments are written down.

> Allow him to dictate assignments into a digital recorder, record them in his cell phone or computer, or use his own reminder system -- filling out an index card that he sticks in the back pocket of his jeans.

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