Teacher Choice

Choosing a teacher wisely can mean big payoffs for a child with ADD.

At our high school, each student’s teachers are usually assigned randomly by a computer. However, our son’s guidance counselor carefully hand-picked energetic, engaging, practical teachers who use visual and hands-on teaching techniques, including two who coach him in his after-school teams. Because their interest in him extended beyond the classroom, he was highly motivated in their classes. Teachers who used primarily lecture techniques were largely avoided.

—Michelle Van Os, Grandville, Michigan

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