How to Get the Help Your Child with ADHD Needs in School
School struggles are one of the leading causes of parent and child stress in families with kids with ADHD. In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I share some red flags that your child may need extra help and support in the classroom, outline the steps parents should follow to request services and accommodations at school, and explain the basic differences between a 504 Plan and an IEP. * Please note: Nothing in this episode or in this post constitutes legal advice. I am not an attorney. Always consult an attorney for interpretation of and guidance on the law.
Resources in this EpisodeNOTE: Some of the resources below may be affiliate links, meaning I receive a commission (at no cost to you) if you use that link to make a purchase.
- Sample Letter to Request Accommodations at School via ADDitude Magazine
- Sample Accommodations for Students with ADHD, via Understood.org
- Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, by Peter W. D. Wright and Pamela Darr Wright
- Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy: The Special Education Survival Guide, by Peter W. D. Wright and Pamela Darr Wright
- What to Expect When Parenting Kids with ADHD, by Penny Williams (there’s a full chapter on school rights and accommodations)
- PAP 003: What Your Child’s Behavior Is Actually Telling You, with Sarah Wayland, PhD
- PAP 021: Unique Learners: Why “Try Harder” Doesn’t Work, with Suzanne Cresswell
- PAP 029: Out-of-the-Box Parenting is Key for ADHD, with Roberto Olivardia PhD (talk about strategies for school too)