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What allowances should schools make for children with ADHD?

Schools and teachers regularly make allowances for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The problem is these allowances are usually stigmatizing or, at the least, do not allow the child to reach her full potential. Students may be taken out of class for remedial help, which may attract the notice and judgment of other students. These interventions may be humiliating and difficult for your child to tolerate. It seems worth advocating for your child’s teachers and schools to allow for small nature breaks in place of other forms of remedial intervention.

Similarly, small allowances in the classroom can prevent major outbursts. Simple behavioral interventions like permitting a child to get out of her seat on occasion can go a long way toward making school more tolerable for your child. As a parent, you can ask for behavioral interventions that are not punishing or humiliating for your child and can prevent major interruptions in the classroom.
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