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Penny Williams
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Sounds like you’re talking about my son. 😉

Do some reading on dysgraphia. The handwriting issues you describe and avoiding assignments sound like dysgraphia. It can be debilitating in all subjects. My son struggles a great deal with it.

How to Recognize Dysgraphia In Your Child

Also, remember that ADHD is a developmental disorder. Your son is 9 or 10 in many ways.

And consider the impact poor executive functioning may be having:

[Self-Test] Could Your Child Have an Executive Function Deficit?

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