ADDitude ADHD Experts Podcast

Listen to “How to Build a Better IEP or 504 Plan for Your Child with ADHD” with Susan Yellin, Esq., and Paul B. Yellin, M.D.

Tune in to hear Susan Yellin, Esq., and Paul B. Yellin, M.D., share specific strategies for an effective IEP or 504 Plan to help with common challenges for children with ADHD, explain what to do if things aren’t working, and more.

Individualized Education Plan is a plan that assists school age children access education through various therapies within a school setting.
Individualized Education Plan is a plan that assists school age children access education through various therapies within a school setting.

Listen to “How to Build a Better IEP or 504 Plan for Your Child with ADHD” with Susan Yellin, Esq., and Paul B. Yellin, M.D.

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Whether your child has a 504 Plan or an IEP, the key to an effective plan is to really understand your child’s profile of strengths and challenges and then to build an IEP or 504 Plan with specific interventions to address his breakdown points, while enabling him to access content and to demonstrate his knowledge.

It is also important to keep in mind that both the 504 Plan and IEP need to provide FAPE – a free, appropriate, public education, which can include a wide array of services, supports, and modifications. These can include special education instruction; modified curriculum; related services such as speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, counseling, physical therapy; and ADHD accommodations, just for examples.

Parents need to identify what is working – and what is not – in the classroom and work with the IEP Team (and 504 Team, if your district allows parental participation) to craft thoughtful, proven learning strategies to allow access to content and ways to demonstrate what their child knows, while working to improve areas of challenge.

Listener testimonials:

  • “Love these, thank you. Especially when we can learn from professionals how to navigate and advocate for our ADHD student.”
  • “Thank you!! This provided to be extremely timely for me and will help me navigate my school who is not so forthright with help.”
  • “This was one of the more insightful webinars I’ve attended. Information is timely and on target.”
  • “Excellent learning opportunity for parents trying to support their child with a learning disability in school. I really appreciate this information. Extremely helpful.”

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This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on August 21, 2018. ADDitude thanks our sponsors for supporting our webinars. Sponsorship has no influence on speaker selection or webinar content.

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Susan Yellin, Esq., and Paul B. Yellin, M.D., are members of the ADDitude ADHD Medical Review Panel.

Note on audio quality: This podcast is a recording of a webinar series. The audio has been captured from live conversations (sometimes over a telephone), not recorded in a studio. Register to participate in the live webinars at: additude.com/webinars/


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Updated on April 15, 2020

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