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Dear Teacher, Please Meet My Child: A Sample Letter for Parents

Use this sample letter as a guide to tell your child’s new teacher about his strengths, interests, academic and social challenges, ADHD symptoms, and successful learning strategies. Begin the year with strong communication and transparent collaboration!

Dear Teacher,
We wanted to take this opportunity to help you get to know Charlie better. He is smart, but he often struggles in school because of his ADHD and deficits in executive functions. The more you know about him, the easier your job will be and the more successful he will be in school…

Parents, print out this download and create your own version before school begins. In it, share with his new teacher the following:

1. Your child’s greatest strengths
2. Your child’s special interests and talents
3. Your child’s school challenges
4. Strategies that have worked well in the past
5. And more

Start off the new school year with open, transparent lines of communication, and help your child’s teacher see his or her special strengths and attributes from Day One.

NOTE: This resource is for personal use only.