Students with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) often have problems in school. Yet many ADD teens are successful students because they’ve learned ways to make their ADD traits work for them and not against them.

Here are some tips that may help your ADD teen:

  • Try to get some physical activity between classes. Even a brisk walk down the hall and back may help.
  • Take notes and ask teachers if it’s all right to tape record classes. Listen to the tape after class to make sure notes are complete.
  • Set aside time at the end of the day to plan work for the next day.
  • Break large tasks into parts. (This success skill is especially important for kids with ADD.)
  • Use a day planner. Write down assignments and check completed things off.
  • Ask teachers to give instructions orally and in writing.

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