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Children with ADHD may have difficulty in school. That's because their symptoms—trouble paying attention, being impulsive, and being hyperactive—can get in the way of learning. Success in school is important to help children build healthy self-esteem and confidence.
With patience and creative thinking, you can help your child with their education, social skills, and overall development.
You can help your child have the best chance of success in school by doing these things.
Learning as much as you can about ADHD and your child's education rights will help you work with the school system more effectively.
A positive relationship with teachers and other school staff will improve your child's chances of being successful in school.
Open communication with your child's teacher can help resolve problems that may occur throughout the school year. Here are a few ideas for working and communicating with your child's teacher:
Health and school records can help monitor your child's academic and behavioral progress as well as help identify when treatment adjustments are needed. You should keep and update the following records:
Current as of:
February 9, 2022
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Adam Husney MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineLouis Pellegrino MD - Developmental Pediatrics
Current as of: February 9, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Louis Pellegrino MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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