How to Organize an ADHD Child

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organizing for adhdBooks, homework, time, tasks, priorities, sports equipment, toys, clothes…Keeping organized is a hard task. It’s a job our ADHD kids do not do well – and it’s our job to teach them how.

So – how do you organize an ADHD child? Share your hints in the comments below.

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About Kayla

Kayla Fay is a freelance writer and the mother of four boys, three of whom have been formally diagnosed with the inattentive type of ADHD. When she started “Who Put the Ketchup in the Medicine Cabinet?” in 2002, her sons were ages 8 through 14, when her life was a “progression of dirty laundry, lost homework, misunderstood Algebra, and a whole lot of love and fun”.

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  1. http://goaskmom says

    To make vocabulary words easier to learn, divide them up into small groups, and study each in a different room. This is one way to break down a task that seems overwhelming. Teaching your child to create chunks of manageable information starts an independent learner on the right path – and give them practice into organizing the world around them.

  2. http://Julie says

    My son was constantly losing assignments/notes between the school and home and had a hard time keeping all the pieces of paper he accummulated from going astray. I gave him two clear plastic folders with slots. One I labeled “Take Home”. Everything he is given in school including notes he puts in there and they are given to me or filed when he gets home. The other I labeled “Hand In”. All his homework or notes from home are put in there at night and he deals with them appropriately when he get to school. It works really well.

  3. http://Joliver says

    Trapper now makes a plastic folder with two pockets on the inside and one CLEAR full page pocket on the out side. We put work that is complete in the clear pocket so my kids can’t possibly not see it and forget to hand it in. The inner pockets are for returned work/ Handouts and work in progress. That clear pocket is sheer genius.