How to Foster Strong Bonds with Your Child's School

Start collaborating with teachers and school administrators on ADHD accommodations for your child before the next school year even begins.

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SAMPLE LETTER: From Student to Teacher

Here's a sample "getting-to-know-me" letter from an 11-year-old to his new sixth-grade teacher.

Dear Ms. Smith,

My mom and dad asked me to write you a letter to introduce myself. Even though I have ADD, I think I am a pretty smart kid. In school, I keep trying to improve. I am doing my best to listen more rather than doze off in class when it is boring. I also keep practicing not blurting out. My teacher last year never gave up on me. When I was good, she was really proud of me. Slowly I became more aware of it, and then I changed.

To learn best, I like to get straight to the point. I don't like a lot of examples. Just tell me how it works, then if I don't understand it, I'll ask a couple of questions about how to do it. It's best if you help me right then and there and not wait until after school. By that time, I will have forgotten what I was so confused about.

Each year is about getting ready for next year. So I hang in there and take it one day at a time.

Very truly yours,

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TAGS: Talking with Teachers, ADHD Accommodations, 504s, IEPs

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