Back-to-School Checklist: 8 To-Do Items for ADHD Students

Easy steps that parents and ADHD children can follow now - before classes begin - to ensure a stress-free start of the school year.

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Back-to-school checklist for students with attention deficit disorder (ADHD) - accommodations, organization, sports, homework and more ©

Review your child's current IEP or 504 Plan.

Just as our kids with attention deficit disorder (ADHD) master new skills and face new challenges each year, the accommodations they receive from school will need to grow with them.

As you evaluate your child’s services, consider which goals have been met and which areas remain trouble spots. Then, schedule a team meeting before the start of the school year.

Bring copies of all educational assessments, report cards, notes from the teacher, even individual tests and homework assignments — anything that will illustrate your child’s current achievement levels. Discuss the strategies that worked last year and the accommodations and goals you’ll focus on this year.

Next: Get Organized!

This article comes from the Fall 2009 issue of ADDitude.

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TAGS: Organization Tips for ADHD Kids, Back to School, ADHD Accommodations, 504s, IEPs, Sports for ADHD Children, Homework and Test Help

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