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How should I approach conversations with a teacher about my child's ADHD?

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Have face-to-face talks. Set up meetings early in the school year to talk about how ADHD affects your child. It's different for everyone, and your kid's situation is unique. Stay positive: Instead of talking about his problems, focus on what helps him. If you have any educational reports or plans, like an individualized education program (IEP), share copies with the teachers.

From: ADHD at School: Team Up for Success WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Education: “Identifying and Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Resource for School and Home.”

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD): “For Parents and Caregivers.”

Understood.Org: “Why It’s Important to Partner with Your Child’s Teacher.”

Attitude Magazine: “ADHD Teachers and Parents: Teamwork Tips.”

Attitude Magazine: “11 Tips for Getting Your Child’s Teacher on Your Side.”

Understood.Org: “8 Tips for Building a Good Relationship With Your Child’s Teacher.”

Intermountain Healthcare (Utah): “ADHD: Talking to your Child’s or Teen’s Teachers.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on August 23, 2018

SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Education: “Identifying and Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Resource for School and Home.”

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD): “For Parents and Caregivers.”

Understood.Org: “Why It’s Important to Partner with Your Child’s Teacher.”

Attitude Magazine: “ADHD Teachers and Parents: Teamwork Tips.”

Attitude Magazine: “11 Tips for Getting Your Child’s Teacher on Your Side.”

Understood.Org: “8 Tips for Building a Good Relationship With Your Child’s Teacher.”

Intermountain Healthcare (Utah): “ADHD: Talking to your Child’s or Teen’s Teachers.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on August 23, 2018

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