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Homework can be a source of frustration and difficulty particularly for students with ADHD. As a parent, you can help lessen that frustration by creating
an organized and comfortable space within your home for your child to do homework. This might be a kitchen table, desk, or even a floor mat. The best space
is one where your child can be near you or another adult but yet have minimal distractions.
With a designated homework space, your child can get into the homework habit each time they sit down to do their homework. Your child begins to associate
that space with being focused and productive and learns how to organize and structure his or her time and thoughts.
The following tips can help you set up the space:
Additional Homework Tips:
Dolin, A. (2010). Homework Made Simple: Tips, Tools, and Solutions for Stress Free Homework. Advantage Books: Washington, DC.
Low, K. (2014). Homework Help for Students with ADHD. About Health. Retrieved from: http://add.about.com/od/childrenandteens/a/Homework.htm
Segal, J. & Smith, M. (2016). ADD/ADHD and School. HelpGuide.org. Retrieved from:
Zentall, S.S. & Goldstein, S. (1999). Seven Steps to Homework Success. Specialty Press, Inc.: Plantation, Florida.