Parents of ADHD Teens and Young Adults
My eighth grade son has a hard time remembering to record assignments. Consequently, homework is lost, disregarded, not handed in, etc. We have tried several things, including letting him pick out his own assignment book, going in after school to make sure things are recorded, and even developing an easy-to-use sheet on which he can simply write a few words (“Today we talked about _____. Tomorrow I need to hand in___. The next test is ___”) We’ve also tried punishment as well as rewards.
None of these activities have helped the fundamental problem that he just can’t seem to remember and get organized.
I can help him “remember” when he gets home, but if I don’t know what’s due, how can I help??
I hate to do it, but can I ask the teachers to inform me of each day’s assignments as part of the IEP? I know they have enough to do without giving one kid this kind of special attention, but if I ask them to do this for a limited time—just so I can double-check the teacher’s version of what’s due with my son’s version—do you think this would be OK??
Or does anyone have a solution that has worked helping an ADD kid get organized at school?!
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