ADHD and homework

Tools and strategies for children with planning, organisation and attention deficit problems.

Product: Book

Trim size in cm: 21x29,7

Pages: 186 + colorful materials

ISBN: 978-88-590-0169-0

Publication date: 01/01/2013

Suitable for: Primary 1st level (ages 6-7), Primary 2nd level (ages 8-10)


Homework is intended to enable the pupil to revise and elaborate on what the teacher has presented in class, involving time and space for personal reflection, which is useful for strengthening skills already learnt or in the process of being consolidated. Children with ADHD, after an intense cognitive activity during the morning, run the risk of feeling oppressed by having to undertake further work at home in the afternoon.
In these cases homework time may generate deep feelings of inadequacy in children and their parents, with moments of anxiety and conflict so much so as to compromise the family’s balance.
This book presents an assistance programme for children aged 7 to 14 for completing school homework alongside a homework tutor, a role, which, in many circumstances can be filled by an adult family member. The aim is to help pupils develop executive competences, which will in turn allow them to become progressively more autonomous in their studies. It provides original and motivating tips and tools — including, attached with the book, coloured material to cut out — in order to:
• kit out their physical work space, functionally organising necessary material;
• evaluate and manage time correctly, sticking to hand-in deadlines too;
• evaluate and manage own resources correctly, taking advantage of appropriate breaks;
• divide complex homework up into several parts and complete each part correctly;
• check for mistakes and correct them.

PART ONE - Theoretical introduction
– Why you can learn to do homework
– The influence that vulnerabilities in attention, organisation and planning have in doing homework
– The adult's contribution: tutoring
– The START protocol: theoretical foundations and practical instructions

PART TWO - Intervention strategies and tools
– Organising your space
– Organising your time
– Concentrating on the activity
– Checking
– Useful suggestions

PART THREE - Materials and check sheets
– The professional competences of a homework tutor