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How can talking with teachers help with my child's attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?

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Meet to talk about your child's needs and goals, and see what they can do to help him in class. This might include letting him sit in the front row and away from doors and windows. That can help him avoid distractions and stay focused. The teacher also can better see if he needs a little help.

It’s also a good idea for your child to have a schedule for the day, and a written behavior plan -- which encourages positive actions -- posted on a nearby wall, or on his desk.

SOURCES:

Attention Deficit Disorder Association: “ADHD: The Facts.”

CHADD, the National Resource on ADHD: “Educational Rights,” “Education.”

Understood: For Learning & Attention Issues: “Understanding Individualized Education Programs,” “Understanding 504 Plans.”

A.D.D. Resource Center: “School-Based Management of Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: 105 Tips for Teachers.”

Child Mind® Institute: “School Success Kit for Kids with ADHD.”

Helpguide.org: “ADHD and School.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on April 18, 2019

SOURCES:

Attention Deficit Disorder Association: “ADHD: The Facts.”

CHADD, the National Resource on ADHD: “Educational Rights,” “Education.”

Understood: For Learning & Attention Issues: “Understanding Individualized Education Programs,” “Understanding 504 Plans.”

A.D.D. Resource Center: “School-Based Management of Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: 105 Tips for Teachers.”

Child Mind® Institute: “School Success Kit for Kids with ADHD.”

Helpguide.org: “ADHD and School.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on April 18, 2019

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