Tips for Talking With Your Student’s Teacher About ADHD

As parents, we want to do everything possible to help our students succeed. Read below for suggestions about advocating for your student by communicating with your student’s teacher.

Set up a time to talk with your student’s teacher at the beginning of the school year.

Be specific about how ADHD presents itself in your student. Every child is different, so it is important to advocate for your student’s individual needs.

If your student has an accommodation plan, make sure the teacher has a copy and has reviewed the accommodations your student needs to be successful.

Share strategies that have worked at home or in the classroom with teachers they’ve worked with in the past.

Emphasize that students with ADHD are not lazy or unmotivated. It is not a behavior problem. They are working hard to pay attention and be successful.

Work with the teacher to make a communication plan for the year, and ask how you can support what is happening in the classroom at home.


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Meghan Miller | Director of Learning Center Individualized Programs
Meghan started her career as a Speech-Language Pathologist in 2014. She is licensed through the Minnesota Department of Health, certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and a Certified Educator for ADHD. Meghan began working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and, through that work, found an interest in literacy instruction. As the Learning Center Director of Individualized Programs, Meghan leads the Tutoring, Summer, and Speech-Language Programs. She has experience evaluating and providing one-on-one and small group support for students, teaching classes, providing professional development, and developing a curriculum focused on executive functioning and writing. Her passion lies in helping students reach their full potential by supporting reading, writing, and executive functioning skills.
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