The Messy Bedroom (and Backpack and Locker) Cure for Kids with ADHD

Weak executive functions make it hard for children with ADHD to clean up—and their distracted brains don't care anyway! Use these practical organization tips to fix that and to clear the clutter for good.

Use Visual Cues

Many children with ADHD are visual processors. For school binders, papers, and notebooks, consider color-coding with a different color for each subject. Trying using one color for homework, and another color for papers that stay home. Around the house, use open shelving or clear containers with labels to keep rooms tidy. Clear-plastic, over-the-door shoe holders are a great place to keep small items that are easily lost.  
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