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TOPIC: Helping Kids Keep Organized with Childhood ADHD

Helping Kids Keep Organized with Childhood ADHD 19 Jul 2013 14:16 #239

Helping Your Kids Keep Organized with Childhood ADHD
Posted July 19, 2013 by Elizabeth Stannard Gromisch

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic disorder that begins in childhood and often persists into adulthood. Inattention can create difficulty with organization, which can pose problems in school during childhood and the teenage years.

Problems with organization stem from problems with executive functioning in the brain (i.e., the level of detail and the time it takes to complete the task). Learning organizational skills can help a child or teen overcome this obstacle. It can also be helpful with the other symptoms of attention deficit disorder, such as time management.

The NYU Child Study Center notes that some children have difficulty with organization, though the deficits are more severe in children with ADHD. But learning organizational strategies early can prevent the symptoms from interfering with productivity. Parents can play an essential role by teaching the child different techniques and monitoring progress.


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