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What is an IEP for learning disabilities for kids and teens with ADHD?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

As a parent, you can decide whether to have your child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) assessed for an individualized education plan (IEP). If you choose to do so, you will be asked to sign a permission form that will detail who is involved in the process and the types of tests they use. These tests might include measures of specific school skills, such as reading or math, as well as more general developmental skills, such as speech and language. Testing does not necessarily mean that a child will receive services.

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