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ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) causes students to be more inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive than is normal for their age. ADHD can affect a student’s behavior, learning, emotions, and relationships.
Some students with ADHD have received misguided scolding for not listening, not paying attention, or not trying. This can put them at risk for low self-esteem, depression, anger, or school failure. Teachers can help students learn to manage the issues ADHD causes and provide encouraging support.
ADHD is a common medical condition that can affect kids at school, at home, and in friendships. This article is for parents who want to learn more about ADHD and how to help kids get the best diagnosis and care.
ADHD can affect a child’s ability to do well in school and even make friends. This article for parents has tips on working with teachers to help your child succeed.
There’s no quick fix for ADHD. But taking medicine and working with counselors can help. This article for teens has tips for handling school and relationships.
Lots of kids have special needs. Find out more in this article for kids.
Some kids may be eligible for individualized education programs in public schools, free of charge. Understanding how to access these services can help you be an effective advocate for your child.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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