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For ADHD/School work
- Break homework up into very small chunks. As soon as focus becomes a battle, take a 5 to 10 minute break.
- Allow physical activity while doing homework. Stand instead of just sitting, use a squeeze ball while reading, allow chewing gum. Allowing the brain and body to multi-task makes homework easier.