Reply To: Teen in High School

Penny Williams

Instead of trying to figure out how to get him to fit the neurotyical expectation — which will always fail, because he’s not neurotypical — ask yourself (and him) how can you meet the goal through tools, strategies and accommodations. Executive functioning deficits common with ADHD mean he won’t think to write things down and get it done effectively and in the short time often allowed. So, instead, find what will help him get assignments done and turned in.

50 High School Accommodations for Every ADHD Challenge

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