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What is an individualized education program (IEP) for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?

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If your child needs different expectations of what he learns, or different ways for him to learn it, he should have an individualized education plan (IEP). It will:

  • Detail those needs
  • Explain the services the school will give him
  • Note how his progress will be measured

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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