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Penny Williams
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ADHD is a developmental disorder, so many skills and milestones will be delayed. The school is essentially asking a 2-3 year old (in many ways) to learn to write and to excel at it. That’s not a realistic expectation.

In addition, writing is a common added problem for individuals with ADHD. Sometimes, it’s just more difficult, and sometimes it’s a learning disability known as dysgraphia.

Why Writing Is So Painful for Kids with ADHD

[Screener] Dysgraphia in Children

I don’t know anything about accommodations for students with disabilities in Pakistan. I’d like to think that’s available to students like your daughter, but I don’t have that information. Do try to work with the school to get your daughter extra help if possible.

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