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

TAGS: ADHD Accommodations, 504s, IEPs

What do you think of this article? Share your comments on www.ADDConnect.com, ADDitude's community site. Check out the new ADHD Medication User Reviews and the ADHD Adults Support Group. Your fellow ADDers want to hear from you!

Copyright © 1998 - 2015 New Hope Media LLC. All rights reserved. Your use of this site is governed by our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
ADDitude does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The material on this web site is provided for educational purposes only. See additional information.
New Hope Media, 108 West 39th Street, Suite 805, New York, NY 10018