Teachers taught a mainstream or inclusion class that included at least one student with ADHD.
All students in the study had problems with homework.
More than half the students were on medications to treat their ADHD, Kapalka tells Web MD.
If they weren't on medications at the start of the study, they didn't start them during the study.
Those in the treatment group: After two to three weeks, the groups were re-evaluated. ''You never see complete deletion of the problem," he tells Web MD.
But when he looked at a variety of homework issues and scored the treatment group's performance, he found a ''dramatic'' improvement, he says.
Here is the best guide to helping kids do homework successfully that we’ve seen, published by the National Association of School Psychologists on their website, There are two key strategies parents can draw on to reduce homework hassles.
The first is to establish clear routines around homework, including when and where homework gets done and setting up daily schedules for homework.
The second is to build in rewards or incentives to use with children for whom “good grades” is not a sufficient reward for doing homework.
Tasks are easiest to accomplish when tied to specific routines.