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School Supports for ADHD

In the article below, I will discuss school supports for children with ADHD, including why this support may be needed and how to access the service.

It is important to note that all individuals diagnosed with ADHD are just that – individuals. This means that each child’s needs will be different. They will have different strengths and weaknesses, meaning that one size fits all service recommendations will not apply.  That being said, refer to your evaluating provider for which services are best for your child.

If you have general questions or concerns about ADHD, see ADHD in Children: What you need to know. If you are interested in learning about other treatments for ADHD, see Supports and Services for Children with ADHD.

Services & Supports

Remember, all children with ADHD are unique and have individual strengths and weaknesses. Below are general examples of services recommended for children with ADHD, but be sure to refer to your evaluating provider for specific recommendations for your child.

Common Supports in the School Setting
  • Extra testing time
  • Additional breaks
  • Social skills
  • Behavioral supports
How to initiate an IEP evaluation

Contact your school principal or special education director to request an evaluation to determine special education eligibility.

School Supports

School supports begin with an evaluation for an Individualized Education Program (IEP). An IEP is a plan that determines the supports that the child needs to be successful in the school setting. An IEP includes measurable goals that can be either functional or academic based.

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Hopefully this helps answer some of your questions about school supports for children with ADHD. If you have other questions, feel free to call me at (801)-613-9184 for a free 15-minute phone consultation. I’d be happy to answer additional questions or direct you to the right person. If you are looking for parent training or challenging behavior support for your children, you can read more about how I can help HERE.

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