How can school teachers help my child with ADHD?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are recognized as having a disability. They are eligible for special services or accommodations at school. These services fall under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) and an antidiscrimination law known as Section 504.

Parents should stay in close contact with all teachers and school officials. This allows them to better monitor their children’s progress. Teachers of children with ADHD should follow a series of specific routines, and they should use a clear system of rewards. Teachers can also make sure that these children receive the proper care and attention.

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