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Table 1 Potential workplace adjustments for adults with ADHD

From: Occupational issues of adults with ADHD

Symptom Possible adjustments
Attention and impulsivity Private office/quieter room/positioning in office, flexi-time arrangement, headphones, regular supervision, buddy system.
Hyperactivity/restlessness Allowing productive movements at work, encouraging activity, structured breaks in long meetings.
Disorganisation, time management, and memory problems Provide beepers/alarms, structured notes, agendas, regular supervision with frequent feedback, mentoring, delegating tedious tasks, incentive/reward systems, regularly introducing change, breaking down targets and goals, supplement verbal information with written material.