If they were on medications, they didn't change the dose during the study, so that the effect of the program could be evaluated more effectively.
The students were randomly assigned to a treatment group or a comparison group with no intervention.
''The drop in the problems related to homework were very dramatic," says researcher George Kapalka, Ph D, associate professor and interim chair of the department of psychological counseling at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, N. He presented his findings this week at the American Psychological Association annual meeting in San Diego.
Typically, children with ADHD have problems with self-control -- simply not wanting to do the homework -- or with forgetfulness -- forgetting to write down assignments and to take home everything they need to complete it, Kapalka tells Web MD. Kapalka evaluated 39 children, ages 6 to 10, and enrolled the help of their 39 teachers.
All students in the study were boys, and all had "combined type" ADHD.
The most common type, it includes symptoms of both inattention and hyperactivity/impulsiveness.
Make sure there is a clear workspace large enough to set out all the materials necessary for completing assignments.
Outfit the homework center with the kinds of supplies your child is most likely to need, such as pencils, pens, colored markers, rulers, scissors, a dictionary and thesaurus, graph paper, construction paper, glue and cellophane tape, lined paper, a calculator, spell checker, and, depending on the age and needs of your child, a computer or laptop.
Teachers taught a mainstream or inclusion class that included at least one student with ADHD.
All students in the study had problems with homework.