treating kids August/September 2006 Issue of ADDitude Magazine for teachers homework

The Homework System That Really Works

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Doing homework when you have ADHD is painful. Students have to copy assignments, bring home the right books, and keep track of due dates — all difficult tasks for children with poor focus, attention, or memory.But can you give your child some homework help?

Yes, by creating consistent routines at home and school. While it may take a few months for the new routines to become habits, the payoff will come in better work skills, a sense of accomplishment, and lots of after-school smiles.Teachers should post the day’s assignments on the board, and read them aloud to reinforce the information.

If attention or language deficits make it hard for some kids to copy down the homework, give everyone a typed assignment sheet to take home.Partner

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