Boosting Executive Function Skills in Children with ADHD
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School Rules! ADDitude's ADHD & Learning Guide
Your Child’s 7 Executive Functions — and How to Boost Them
Your Child's 7 Executive Functions
One hallmark of ADHD is executive dysfunction — problems planning, organizing, or self-regulating. Follow these 10 tips to boost all 7 EFs — and help your child gain independence.
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Routines & Systems are Magic
As early as second grade, students are expected to hand in homework without reminders and to keep track of their belongings. Make planning and organization easier for your child with ADHD by building systems and routines.
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9 Secrets to a Super Effective School Planner
9 Super Effective School Planner Secrets
Students who use school planners are more organized and earn higher grades. But only if they use them correctly »
Behold the Magic of a Consistent Routine
Above All, Be Consistent
Creating a daily routine (and sticking to it!) provides external structure and gives your child with ADHD the chance to focus on one task at a time — and succeed!
Calendars, Clocks, and Confidence: Organizational Skills for School
Calendars, Clocks — and Confidence
Executive dysfunction often plagues students with ADHD, who struggle with organization, prioritization, and time management. 9 ways to build durable EF skills »
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The Testing Ground for Executive Functions? Sixth Grade
Sixth Grade: A Testing Ground for Executive Functions
The transition to middle school brings many challenges for students with ADHD. In addition to the social struggles, many begin to miss deadlines and lose assignments as executive function deficits come to light.
Previous installments of ADDitude's 2019 Success at School series:
> What to Do Before the New Year Starts
> Week 1: Set Up Smart Accommodations
Success@School Q&A
Our Morning Routine Is Broken
Q: Our mornings run very slowly, and involve a lot of stress and nagging. Is there a better way? See the answer >
Middle School = More Opportunities to Forget
Q: Now that my son has to change classes at school, he frequently forgets to turn in work. See the answer >
A Plan for Managing Homework
Q: My son struggles with nearly every aspect of homework — completing it, turning it in, staying organized. See the answer >
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