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The Ultimate ADHD Toolkit for Parents and Teachers

Fourteen invaluable tools — checklists, charts, worksheets, letters, parent-teacher conversation starters, and more — to help you and your child team up with teachers for a successful school year.

The Ultimate ADHD Toolkit: Free Download

Click below to download the following tools, or scroll down to the bottom of the page to download the complete toolkit as one PDF.


Get to Know My Child
TOOL 1
Dear Teacher, Please Meet My Child: A Sample Letter for Parents

Your child is smart, friendly, considerate, and creative — attributes sometimes overshadowed by her ADHD at school. Help the new teacher get to know her strengths with this letter.

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* Want to make edits to this letter? Click here to download the Word version.


Let Me Introduce Myself
TOOL 2
What I Wish My Teachers Knew About Me: A Free Template for Kids

Fill in this worksheet to tell your new teacher how and where you learn best, what subjects you love, where you shine, and what strategies really help you learn and retain information.

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Explaining ADHD to Teachers
TOOL 3
What Every Teacher Should Know About ADHD: A Free Handout

Share this free handout with your child’s teacher so that she or he is prepared to handle both common (and not-so-obvious) ADHD behaviors inside and outside the classroom.

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Explaining ADHD to Classmates
TOOL 4
Help Your Child’s Peers ‘Get’ ADHD: A Free Guide for Parents

Share this free handout with the parents of your child’s classmates to promote greater understanding of ADHD behaviors and actions.

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7 Conversation Starters
TOOL 5
7 Parent-Teacher Conversation Starters

There’s a right way — and a wrong way — to communicate with your child’s teacher. Use these sentence starters to guide your conversation in a positive direction.

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Parent-Teacher Worksheet
TOOL 6
Parent-Teacher Worksheet

Capture the details of your parent-teacher conferences (and remind yourself of what you wanted to ask) with this handy and comprehensive form.

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The Daily Report Card
TOOL 7
The Daily Report Card for Better Classroom Behavior

This home-school communication tool targets problem behaviors in the classroom. Adapt this form (or print as is) and ask your teacher to use it on a daily basis to monitor progress.

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Weekly Monitoring Report
TOOL 8
How Do We Know the Treatment Is Working? A School Tracking Sheet

Use this weekly log with your child’s teacher to track progress toward academic and behavior goals, and the effectiveness of your ADHD treatment plan at school.

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11 Tips for Redirecting Focus
TOOL 9
11 Focus Fixes for the Classroom: A Free Handout for Teachers

Sustained focus is essential at school, but it doesn’t come easy to students with ADHD. Teachers, keep children on track with these tips.

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Executive Function Worksheet
TOOL 10
Free Checklist: Common Executive Function Challenges — and Solutions

Share the accommodations listed in this free checklist with your child’s teacher to better address the executive functions challenges that impact learning, retention, and organization skills.

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12 Parent Advocacy Secrets
TOOL 11
12 Parent Advocacy Secrets

Check off the advocacy strategies you plan to use with your child’s school this year, and refer back to this document as accommodations need adjusting.

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Accommodations Request
TOOL 12
Free Sample Letter to Request an IEP/504 Evaluation

Do you need to request an evaluation to determine your child’s eligibility for special services? Use this free downloadable sample letter.

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* Want to make edits to this letter? Click here to download the Word version.


Homework Ideas That Work
TOOL 13
Smart Homework Strategies for Teachers & Parents: A Free Handout

You need this checklist of homework strategies if nightly assignments are taking too long, ruining your family time, and/or making your child hate school.

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Smart Learning Apps
TOOL 14
Teacher-Approved Apps & Tools for School

What mobile apps and programs can help your child learn while also addressing challenging behaviors? Check out this list of teacher-recommended tools.

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The Ultimate Learning Toolkit

The Complete ADHD Toolkit for Parents and Teachers

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