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Penny Williams
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My son has rejected many accommodations for years because of this. He hates when peers ask him why he has this or that. As he’s settled in high school, he’s not quite as worried about it. Of course, lots of kids have iPads in class now and they all have computers. He doesn’t stick out as much anymore.

I would teach her to tell these friends that she “learns differently and needs extra help with it sometimes.” Or, just “I need this at school.” It’s really none of their business.

I would alert her teachers and the guidance counselor to this so they can help facilitate these murky social waters.

Penny
ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Trainer & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism