Routine Matters: 11 Rules for ADHD-Friendly Schedules

A reliable daily routine -- at school and at home -- is essential to your child's success. 11 tips for establishing a schedule that works for your family.

Why Structure Is Key

Many children with ADHD also exhibit executive function deficits. That means they have a hard time organizing materials to complete homework or a project, figuring out how much time a task will take, setting deadlines and time management. Creating a daily routine, at school and at home, provides external organization, gives your children the chance to focus on one task at a time, stay focused, and succeed.
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