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How can I support my child with ADHD at school?

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If ADHD gets in the way of your child's ability to learn, he or she may qualify for special accommodations under a law known as "Section 504." Your child's teachers and other members of the school staff can help set up an agenda called a "504 plan." It will outline adjustments to the lesson plans for your child, specialized teaching techniques, behavior management methods, and beefed-up parent/teacher collaboration.

SOURCES: CDC: "Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)." Felt, B. , October 2014. Wolraich, M. , November 2011. National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder." Child Mind Institute: "Pediatricians and ADHD." The American Occupational Therapy Association: "ADHD." U.S. Department of Education: "Identifying and Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder."






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Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on April 22, 2018

SOURCES: CDC: "Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)." Felt, B. , October 2014. Wolraich, M. , November 2011. National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder." Child Mind Institute: "Pediatricians and ADHD." The American Occupational Therapy Association: "ADHD." U.S. Department of Education: "Identifying and Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder."






American Family PhysicianPediatrics

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on April 22, 2018

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