This reply was originally posted by user Dr. Eric in ADDitude’s now-retired community.
Basically, the IEP is charged with addressing the barriers to educational access.
If the issue is study skills, time management, etc…then, that should be where the goals and services should focus.
Even though it may be enraging to her someone being dismissive of common ADHD issues, or use them as a reason to absolve themselves from their responsibility/job…“He has the ability. He just doesn’t apply himself…” (We have all heard every iteration of these.) The response should still be the same, “If that is the case, what is the plan to help him overcome it?”