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!
Write It Down!
Ask the teacher to give assignments in writing (or post them to the school's website), or check what the child has written himself, to ensure accuracy. Encourage him to keep a daily to-do list, and divide tasks into two groups according to priority: "Important" (do it now!) and "Less Important" (do it anytime).