Words Will Never Hurt You
Kids with ADHD hate writing. Well, at least half of them do, according to research. And is it any wonder considering the executive functions needed to generate ideas, outline, research, and physically write? Here, ADHD education expert Chris Dendy, M.S., shares her tips for making writing less painful.
ADHD Kids Struggle with Writing
Studies suggest that more than half of children with ADHD struggle with writing. Despite an overflow of creative ideas, they struggle when it comes to getting these ideas down on paper. ADHD children have a hard time getting started, picking essay topics, locating appropriate resources, holding information in their memory, organizing and sequencing the material, and getting it down on paper— all before they forget what they wanted to say.