If you need to choose new desks for ADHD students, there are quite a lot of options out there! But as a mom of 3 daughters with ADHD, I know what works for girls with ADHD, so I’ve done the hard work for you! Follow along with this guide to finding the best desks for ADHD students to study on at home! It’s all part of how to study better with ADHD.
Modify these tools to work with the needs of the girl you’re caring for, as not all girls with ADHD are alike.
Here are some of the ADHD essentials I use in our house:I used this Good behavior tracker to help my girls keep track of their emptions and feelings which helps them improve awareness and reduce impulsivness.
These brain break activities are perfect for girls with ADHD who are in elementary school. We used them between homework sessions.
Here are some things that my ADHD girls find helpful at home and in the classroom:
- Desk lamp (this one with storage is awesome and so is this cat storage lamp)
- ADHD-friendly planner
- Closed storage drawers
- Comfy chair (some kids also benefit from a wiggle chair, mine don’t, they just fall over)
- Weighted lap blanket
- Basic writing tools
- Task timer
- Non-distracting fidget toys
- ADHD sensory tools
- Large, simple calendar
- White noise machine
- Sticky arrow flags
Favorite Desks for ADHD Students Chosen by an ADHD Mom
I’ve collected my favorite desks that work for my girls with ADHD. I’ve included my favorite traditional desks, standing desks, storage desks, and lap desks so you can find something to suit every environment that you face!
Click on each link below to see the listing for the desk to find out if it will work as a homework desk for your ADHD girl!
Traditional Desks for Girls with ADHD
This desk is designed like a classic writing desk. The cute pink color makes it fun for girls and the closed-off drawers and wall-facing design make it ideal for reducing distractions and storing homework supplies.
Girls with ADHD in elementary school will like using this kid-sized desk. My girls are always falling off of larger furniture when they are young, but giving them kid-sized furniture cuts down on that quite a bit.
This desk will work once your girl reaches middle school!
Standing Desks for Girls with ADHD
If your girl cannot stay seated during homework, don’t make her! Let her use a standing desk instead.
This basic white desk can be adjusted to reach many different height levels so you can use it standing or with a chair.
Little girls with ADHD can use this version of a standing desk that has plenty of space for storage!
This standing desk has a paw print on it, and that’s just cute.
Older girls can use this wood standing desk that comes with storage in the back.
Lap Desks for Girls with ADHD
On-the-go, use a lap desk!
This flexible lap desk is ideal for younger girls who are on the go.
I like that this lap desk has a cushy bottom and a little phone pocket. Since so many kids use their phones for homework now, it makes it nice to have a little storage space for a phone during on-the-go study time.
If your daughter needs to take a bunch of supplies on the go, this lap desk has tons of pockets to store pens, pencils, and other school supplies.
What girl wouldn’t want a fun tie-dye lap desk to do her homework on?
If your daughter has to use a tablet or iPad with a mouse, this is the best lap desk because it has plenty of space for a mouse.
Storage Desks for Girls with ADHD
It’s often handy for girls with ADHD to have everything for homework at their fingertips. These storage desks do just that!
I like this writing desk because it has lots of room for storage, a sturdy, no-frills design, and it would work well for holding a variety of school supplies.
This bookshelf desk adds extra storage to a regular desk. Some girls might be too distracted by what is on the shelves, but some girls with ADHD might be able to handle the distractions and stay focused with school supplies in easy reach.
Movement Desks for Girls with ADHD
These desks are perfect for girls who need to move!
This pedal desk is just like a bicycle and will keep those busy legs moving.
If your girl likes to walk, try a treadmill desk!
If you don’t want a whole movement desk, try a wiggle foot cushion or a wiggle seat cushion with your daughter.
More Study Tips for Girls with ADHD
How to Set Up an ADHD Study Space for Girls