School can be a nightmare for children with ADHD. Your child is eligible by law for special accommodations in the classroom like extra time on tests. Talk to your child’s teachers and school administrators about your family’s needs. An educational advocate can help you gain accommodation. Build an educational team for your child to include teachers, learning specialists, and administrators. 20% to 30% of kids with ADHD also have a learning disability like dyslexia (trouble reading).
For many children, homework is a mundane but routine task. For others, especially those with ADHD, homework is a process where any number of things can go wrong. To complete homework, your child must write down the assignment, bring home essential papers and books, complete the homework and get it back to the teacher the next day. Along the way,…