Kids with ADHD have trouble concentrating and staying motivated in school. They often need something new and different to grab their attention. Changing their school supplies might help.
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World of Psychology interviewed ADHD coach Laurie Dupar for some school-related tips. She suggests letting kids pick the school supplies:
Letting your kids pick their supplies" helps to reaffirm they can make a choice about something," Dupar said.
Plus, it can help their schoolwork. Picking out a particular pen can help kids who're struggling with writing, she said. "Kids with ADHD are tactilely and sensory sensitive." Using some writing utensils can be uncomfortable for them, she said. You can even host a pen party, and have kids try out each other's pens, she said.
Take your kids shopping for new pens or highlighters several times a year so they have something new and novel to enjoy in class, she said.
This won't work for every child, but it's a tool parents or teachers can use to help kids get their schoolwork done.
9 Tips for Getting Kids with ADHD Organised for School [World of Psychology]