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.
This article appears in the Winter 2011 issue of ADDitude.
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