Attention for ADHD: 9 Key Facts

Teaching specific skills helps kids cope.

There's growing evidence that parents, working with their child's school, can help rein in behaviors that make life difficult academically and socially.

In a soon-to-be-released study from NYU Langone Medical Center and Duke Medical School, in Durham, North Carolina, research confirmed what experts had previously only suspected: Certain straightforward steps help kids stay organized, improve their concentration, and finish what they start. This includes dedicating a specific time and place for homework, creating centrally posted checklists every day, using a planner to track assignments, designating a file folder to bring papers to and from school, and taking time to review work at home.

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