New research can help this volatile mix
A new study by Dr. William Pelham, a leader in ADHD research, and his team, sheds significant light on homework skills, parenting, and medication. The researchers compared homework-focused behavioral parent training against medication.
The study found that ADHD children who did homework under the guidance of trained parents improved 10% to 13% in homework completion and about 8% improved in homework accuracy. That's equivalent to the parent treatment group achieving an average C grade, versus an average F grade for those who didn't get the parent training. Significantly, they found medication had nonsignificant effects on homework completion and accuracy.
The major tool the parents received during training was the Daily Report Card.
According to the study's lead author, Brittany M. Merrill, The daily report card . . . is a communication tool...