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How should I talk about my child's ADHD with a new teacher?

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Meet with your child's new teacher(s). Talk about classroom changes that helped him learn in the past. For example, kids with ADHD find it easier to focus when they sit in the front of the class, away from distractions like friends and windows. Ask for access to your child's schedule and consider getting a second set of books to keep at home. You might also talk about teaching methods that can keep your child interested.

From: Back to School With ADHD WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Nemours Foundation: "ADHD."

"Start the School Year Right," , CHADD, August 2008. Attention

"Starting the School Year Right," , CHADD, August 2006. Attention

NIMH: "What is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?"

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on July 11, 2017

SOURCES:

Nemours Foundation: "ADHD."

"Start the School Year Right," , CHADD, August 2008. Attention

"Starting the School Year Right," , CHADD, August 2006. Attention

NIMH: "What is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?"

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on July 11, 2017

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