“A Parent’s Guide to Changing Schools for Your Student with ADHD or LD” [podcast episode #255]
Tune in to learn how to recognize problems with your child’s current school and how to address them, and how to find and switch your child with ADHD and learning disabilities to a new school, if needed.
Listen to “A Parent’s Guide to Changing Schools for Your Student with ADHD or LD” with Susan Yellin, Esq.
Click here to view the original webinar broadcast and accompanying slides.
School is supposed to be a place where children learn, grow, and thrive, but that isn’t always the case. For kids with ADHD and learning disabilities (LD), certain school environments may not be a good fit, and could even disrupt the educational experience. So when is it time to consider a new school? Are there ways to work with your child’s current school to transform it into a better learning environment?
Critical first steps include understanding the kinds of schools available to your child — public, charter, private, special education, and parochial — and then evaluating these schools to determine if they are a good fit for your child. It is also crucial for parents to understand their legal rights in this process, including how to get a current district to pay for a new school.
- “Excellent info, easy to follow and understand. This webinar answered a lot of key questions and covered priority topics that parents are concerned about. I’ll recommend it to others. Thank you!”
- “Thank you for this enlightening presentation!”
- “I love how responsive you all are to questions and continually thinking of new topics. Also: Ms. Yellin’s empathetic approach to the difficulties we parents face.”
Recommended related resources:
- The Best School Options for Students with ADHD and LD
- 6 Good Reasons to Change Your Child’s School
- [Quiz] How Well Do You Know Special-Ed Law?
- “We Finally Found the Right School for Our Kids”
- Saving Katie: How An ADHD-Friendly School Changed My Daughter’s Life
This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on May 14, 2019. ADDitude thanks our sponsors for supporting our webinars. Sponsorship has no influence on speaker selection or webinar content.
Susan Yellin, Esq., is a member 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/
Updated on July 15, 2021