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ADHD: Set kids up for school success
School can be a challenge for kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Treatment can help. There are also things parents can do to support kids with ADHD. Here are just a few.
4 ways to help kids with ADHD
See the doctor regularly. The doctor will monitor how your child's medications are working.
Help your child get organized. Break tasks into small steps. Schedule short breaks.
Reduce distractions. Create a dedicated homework space, such as at a desk or a table, away from TV.
Offer feedback. Praise and reward positive behaviors.
Sources: American Academy of Pediatrics; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Learn more about treatments for ADHD.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Treatment of ADHD." https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/treatment.html.
- CHADD. "Homework Help for Children with ADHD." https://chadd.org/for-parents/homework-help-for-adhd-2/.
- HealthyChildren.org. "Treatment and Target Outcomes for Children with ADHD." https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/adhd/Pages/Treatment-of-ADHD-and-Related-Disorders.aspx.