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.

Help Topic Selection

Children with attention or learning difficulties have a tough time narrowing down choices and making decisions. Students who get stuck trying to pick an essay topic may use up all their time and energy before they even start writing. Help your child by listening to all of his ideas and writing down three or four of his topics on cards. Next, review them and have him eliminate each topic, one by one — until only the winner is left. If he can't decide, flip a coin.
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