Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder OR the Disorder of our Public Schools
By amandavictoria, Updated
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or the Disorder of our Public School System?
Are you eating your breakfast?? It's time to go!
Step One: Recognize that your child has symptoms of ADHD such as excessive impulsivity and activity, inattention, and difficulty controlling behavior within at least two settings.
Step Two: Speak with a trusted pediatrician about the "diagnoses" of his preschool teachers and use their help to determine what is right for your child.
Step Three: In elementary school, advocate for your child in regard to classroom placement. Request teachers who use positive discipline and have strong classroom management skills.
Step Four: Advocate for tools and accommodations in the classroom that you believe are appropriate for your child's development.
Step Five: Watch for ways to build your child's self-esteem and allow him to take risks. Have patience as your child transitions from adolescence and delight in his growth.
Step Six: Dream about a day when our public school system views ADHD as a difference in cognition versus a disorder and sees the power in teaching to different learning styles & respecting our children's differences.
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