Reply To: Delaying Diagnosis?

Home Welcome to the ADDitude Forums For Parents Delaying Diagnosis? Reply To: Delaying Diagnosis?


I think it would be worth it to have her evaluated so that her teachers will be better able to formulate teaching strategies for her. For example, are her reading struggles due to something like inattentiveness from ADHD or anxiety, or a learning disability such as dyslexia? Different conditions may require different teaching methods. Having a diagnosis also can make her eligible for a 504 Plan or IEP that will afford her accommodations and legal protections in the school system. I understand your reluctance to have her labeled as I went through the same worries when my son was in Kindergarten (he’s starting high school in August – the time really flies!), but we have always been very open with him about his diagnoses, and emphasized they are nothing to be ashamed of.

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 7 months ago by deb91.