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Students with ADHD often struggle with fine motor skills, making the mechanics of writing difficult. For younger students this may be having difficulty holding a pencil and writing letters, and for older students this often results in poor handwriting. Students may find handwriting particularly challenging when they are also focusing on recalling information and organizing their thoughts at the same time. Working memory and poor organizational skills also affect students’ ability to structure written assignments. They might forget some of the components that go into an essay or have difficulty organizing and sequencing ideas. Here are some accommodations for written assignments:
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