11 Ways to Get Your ADHD Child Organized for School

ADHD children have impaired executive function, leading to forgotten papers, missed deadlines, and perpetually messy desks. Punishment won't fix the problem; a great organization system might!

Double Up on School Supplies

Remembering to tote school supplies and books back and forth every day can add significant stress for children with ADHD. Request a second set of textbooks to keep at home (some schools provide this as an IEP or 504 accommodation) so she doesn't have to do this. Stock a cabinet or closet with supplies. Post a checklist inside the door, and have your child make a note whenever she removes an item.
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