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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