4th grader leaving agenda in backpack.

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  • #106555

    dragoncita
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    My 4th grader with ADHD just got a referral for leaving his agenda in his backpack three times. They keep their backpacks outside the door. Can anyone point me to some good articles about what accommodations teachers should be using for this? I’m feeling very furious and want to send them some suggestions so they can stop using worst practices. Thanks!

  • #106633

    ADHDmomma
    Keymaster

    That burns me up! This is clearly part of executive functioning deficits, which is part of ADHD. You could put a note on his desk that says, “Do you have your agenda? Go get it!” That could work for him, or he could not really notice or process it. (Wouldn’t work for my son.) The teacher needs to remind him when needed and not punish him when he forgets, since it’s clearly part of his disorder.

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

  • #106688

    dragoncita
    Participant

    I am completely blown away. I wrote the teacher a polite email with helpful links, and she actually wrote back to me and agreed and thanked me! I never, never thought it would happen. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • #106766

      ADHDmomma
      Keymaster

      Yay! Celebrating with you! πŸ˜€

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

  • #106825

    dragoncita
    Participant

    Thank you!!!

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