It can often be difficult to engage your child with ADHD in educational activies. Because of their tendancy to become distracted it can be hard to determine how much your child is retaining from a lesson. There are several ways to make education easier for your child and ensure that they establish good routines for the future.
First, establishing a routine is a great way to ensure that your child is able to focus better. Setting specific times for your child to perform certain activities allows your child to understand what is expected of them. For example, post a schedule that shows what time your child wakes up, goes to school, eats a snack, and does homework where they can see it. This way your child knows that everyday at a certain time they are required to focus on their homework.
Children with ADHD can be easily distracted, because of this make sure that the area where your child does homework is a place where there are not many distractions. Make sure that your child is away from the TV, other children, and toys. A child with ADHD also needs more supervision than other children so make sure that you check on them often. If you find that your child has gotten off task simply remind them of what they supposed to be doing. It may also help to break homework time up into sections rather than have one chunk of time. The breaks between homework times should not be long. Perhaps they should be the length of getting a snack.
It may also be important to focus on effort rather than grades. Rather than focus on a letter grade, look at how much work your child has completed. Naturally, grades will improve with the amount of work and understanding your child is able to accomplish. It is good to reward for good grades, but make rewards for good grades additional to completing assignments.