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attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may
have difficulty in school, because their symptoms—inattention, impulsiveness,
and hyperactivity—get in the way of learning.
Success in school is
important for the development of healthy self-esteem and confidence.
You can help your child
succeed in school by:
You can help your child have the greatest chance of success in school by
educating yourself, building relationships, maintaining open communication,
working with your child, and keeping good records. Preschool or kindergarten is
the best time to start using these techniques. But it is never too late to help
a child improve his or her school performance.
Learning as much as you can about ADHD
and your child's education rights will help you work with the school system
A positive relationship with
teachers and other school personnel will improve your child's chances of being
successful in school.
Open communication with
your child's teacher can help resolve problems that may occur throughout the
school year. The following are suggestions for working and communicating with
your child's teacher:
Health and school records can
help monitor your child's academic and behavioral progress as well as help
identify when treatment adjustments are needed. You should keep and update the
Current as of:
March 12, 2014
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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