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How can a teen with ADHD set up a homework area?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
A homework area for a teen with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) should be quiet and distraction-free -- no TVs, phones, or iPods. Teens with ADHD can work more independently and in a private area such as a bedroom. Parents still need to check in regularly, however, and monitor computer use to make sure schoolwork is getting done. Your teen with ADHD still needs to know that you are available for help and encouragement and to go over finished assignments.

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