This School Year, Get It Together (And Keep It There)

The bottomless backpack. The always-messy desk. And, oh, the forgotten homework. These are all common problems among kids with ADHD and executive function deficits. Punishment won't make a difference; this organization system might!

Choose the Right Supplies

ADHD and LD kids may have motor-skills difficulties that make handwriting a challenge, so provide an assignment notebook or planner with larger-than-usual spaces in which to write. If your child tends to cram and stuff papers in her backpack and binder, add pocket-type inserts where she can slip papers, or give her an accordion folder.
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