Homework Tips for Teachers of Kids with ADHD and/or LD

January 29, 2013

 

Homework time is often a nightmare in homes of children with ADHD and Learning Disabilities.  It typically takes kids with ADHD and/or LD much more time to do their homework than the average student – even with parental supervision and direct assistance.  Assignments that take 15-20 minutes for most of their classmates to complete can easily be an hour of work for these students. There are many ways teachers can be supportive and build home/school relations in the process.

 

Communicate Clearly

 

 

Monitoring & Support

 

 

Increase Motivation

 

Keep Things in Perspective

 

The content of this blog is adapted from Sandra Rief’s books, published by Jossey-Bass:

The ADD/ADHD Checklist: A Practical Reference for Parents & Teachers, 2nd edition

The Dyslexia Checklist: A Practical Reference for Parents & Teachers (co-authored with J. Stern)

How to Reach & Teach Children with ADD/ADHD, 2nd edition



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  1. Great post! Often its hard for many teachers to understand how different it is for students with special education needs and their parents to approach homework.

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