Managing School and ADHD
Allison Tsai | June 28, 2013
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Children with ADHD are more likely to have a learning disorder.
ADHD is not considered to be a learning disability although it can sometimes interfere with a child’s ability to do well in school.The National Institute of Mental Health indicates that 20 percent to 30 percent of children with ADHD also have a learning disability. It is estimated that up to 8 percent of school age children have a reading disability.
Why are learning styles important?
People tend to perceive information in different ways and this has an impact on how we learn. For example, some people are visual learners, they learn better if they can “see” the information. Other people may learn better through hearing, or touch. Although each of us is able to learn through all of the different learning styles, a person will learn and retain information easier through their learning style.
Children with ADHD/ADD are eligible for special accommodations and services in the classroom.
Children with ADD/ADHD are eligible to receive special accommodations and services in the classroom, based on the severity of the ADD and how much it interferes with their learning. For additional information on receiving services, you should contact your local school district and request information on their procedures.
What is the best way to help a child with ADHD complete their homework?
It is important for parents to be involved in their child’s homework, but at the same time let them feel like they are in charge.
Which of the following are characteristics of giftedness?
For children that are gifted with ADHD, unique problems can develop. There may be difficulty in diagnosis`sc` either the high intellect can cause ADHD to go undiagnosed or the symptoms of ADHD may cause giftedness to go undetected.
What type of relationship should a parent of an ADHD child have with their children’s teachers?
To know how your child is doing at school, set up an appointment to speak with your child’s teacher in person.Find out as much detail as you can about behaviors during class time.Ask for examples of the behaviors that are disrupting the class and find out what steps they may have taken to correct the problem.Discuss ways that you and the teacher can work together to help your child.