Parenting

10 Must Read Articles About ADHD in School

Eileen Bailey Aug 13th, 2013 (updated Mar 13th, 2014)
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As parents, you closely watch your child's progress in school, hoping this school year is a good one. If your child was recently diagnosed with ADHD, just started medication or changed their medication, the first few weeks of school are important. Here are 10 articles providng information that can help your child have a great chance at success in school this year.

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Getting involved in your child's education
Getting involved in your child's education

What does "being involved" mean? Does it mean you have to give up time at work to be at the school, volunteering your time? Should you chaperone every field trip? Offer to help in the classroom? Fortunately, there are many different ways to be involved in your child's education, even when you work full time. This article gives you 10 ways to let your child know his education matters to you.

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Talking to your child's teacher
Talking to your child's teacher

Communication with your child's teacher is important for his success. You want to view the teacher as a partner in your child's education and develop a good working relationship. Start this year off by going over these tips before meeting with a teacher.

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Making the most of the school year
Making the most of the school year

When your child reaches high school, school becomes more demanding. Teachers expect teens to be more self-sufficient and may not accept assignments that are late. This article provides tips for helping your teen get organized for the upcoming school year.

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Sample completed IEP
Sample completed IEP

If you are just starting the process of having an IEP or Section 504 in place for your child, this sample will give you an idea of what information is included.

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Does you child need a tutor?
Does you child need a tutor?

Because ADHD doesn't impact intelligence, understanding the subject matter might not be a problem. But because of missing assignments, inattention or problems with organization, it is easy for your child to quickly fall behind. You may see falling grades, but you might also see some physical signs of stress. Find out the signs your child might need a tutor and places to look for one.

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10 suggestions for winning homework wars
10 suggestions for winning homework wars

Many children with ADHD have problems with homework: they may have written the assignment wrong or didn't write it at all, they may forget to do it or spend hours completing the work only to not hand it in. Find tips to make homework time easier.

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Handing in assignments
Handing in assignments

A common problem for children with ADHD is completing homework but never handing it in and therefore never getting credit for it. This is frustrating for you and your child, especially when grades for homework might make the difference between passing and failing a class. Based on my experience with my son, here are tips for parents to help make sure that homework makes it to the teacher.