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Organizational Skills Training

Created on August 5, 2017. Last updated on December 5th, 2020 at 05:17 pm

What is Organizational Skills Training?

Organizational skills training focuses on training children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to overcome their difficulties in organizing school materials. This intervention teaches children and adolescents organizational, time management, and planning skills. These are especially helpful for children with ADHD who often struggle with these skills. A lack of organizational skills can have a negative impact on school performance, friendships, and can cause issues at home. Organization training has been proven effective for teaching these skills to children with ADHD.


Gallagher, R., Abikoff, H.B. , & Spira, E.G.(2014) Organizational Skills Training for Children with ADHD: An Empirically Supported Treatment. New York: Guilford Press.

Howard B. Abikoff & Karen Wells (2013). Organizational Skills Training for Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. New York University School of Medicine.

Sibley, M. H. (2016) Parent-Teen Therapy for Executive Function Deficits and ADHD.  New York: Guilford Press

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