Child with ADHD and organisation skills

(27 Posts)
barrackobana Tue 13-May-14 14:25:09

DS1 has ADHD, one of our biggest challenges at the moment is him remembering things and organisation. Home work not written down properly or fully, books left behind at home etc. How do other paretns cope and what is your strategy ? also if you have a grown child with ADHD what type of professions did they go into ?

DS is 10, averagely academic, plays two instruments very well and loves science.

barrackobana Fri 16-May-14 22:15:05

Everywhichway thanks for your comments, that must have been a very difficult time for you at Uni. About diagnosis, not everyone with ADD has it with hyperactivity. You should see your GP first who should refer you to to your nearest/local CAMHs. CAMHs are very experienced in and will not pooh pooh your concerns. Ds diagnosis was exactly like twoleftsocks described.

tallulah Fri 16-May-14 22:23:46

My DS2 (24) and DD2 (7) both have ADHD.

The organisation thing never goes away. DS is having trouble at work (finance office) because of not following things through properly and is in process of taking things up with the TU because no allowances have been made for his disabilities.

University was OK for him. They have a Disability office and help is available. The only problem is that the student has to ask for it, which was a problem for DS1. DS2 had a whole system in place with people helping him with organisation and for him it worked well.

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