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Middle School through College Students Coaching

Tips For Getting Children with ADHD Ready For Back To School

20 Tips for Helping Kids with ADHD Succeed  in School

Middle School through College Students Coaching

7 Tips for a Good School Year

Every child and family is different. Kids and parents need to create a plan and set goals together.

  1. Evaluate what went well last school year, i.e. gains, improvements in certain courses and sports, and what needs to change. These could include study habits, managing tech time, being more organized, etc.
  2. Write down on a wall calendar all major long term assignments, school commitments, sporting events, and out-of-school activities. Use different colors so both parent and child can see priorities and how all activities interact.
  3. Set up homework start time – select a mutually agreed upon time to relax and time to get started on homework i.e. 2:15-4:00p.m. free time, 4:00 homework time.
  4. Have a technology use schedule, i.e. 4:30-8:00p.m. computers, game boys off, etc. Internet use for homework only if supervised by parent. Put the PC in a common place to help monitor how it’s being used.
  5. Set up a reward system, more techie time or time with friends, for putting off gratification. Agree upon a reward system that will work for the both of you. Spell out how it will be executed – who will check homework or is the honor system sufficient? Make sure the terms are clear and specific.
  6. Organize a study space, a distraction free zone where your child can do his/her work best and where they’ll have all the tools to do their work.
  7. Organizing the systems you need to stay organized. What do you need? An ADD friendly folder system or back pack with compartments sized for study tools? Pick a system and stick with it. If it doesn’t work figure out another system and stick with it.


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2) If you believe that you or your child or spouse may have ADD/ADHD, get a professional diagnosis:

  • The Hallowell Centers specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of ADD/ADHD, for those in or near Massachusetts,  New York, Seattle and San Francisco.
  • For those not near a Hallowell Center, we have a page to help you find a referral to someone qualified who can diagnose ADD/ADHD
  • Ask your doctor about getting tested for ADD/ADHD

3) Remember that you are not alone! There is a tremendous community to support and help you. A few places to look, depending on your needs:

4) Book Dr. Hallowell to speak to your school or organization about ADD/ADHD

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