Working with Your Child’s Teacher and the School

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Working with Your Child's Teacher and the School

Connect with Local Parents - Want to find out about the experiences of other parents with your local school? Plan to attend a local CHADD meeting and ask others about their school experience.

CHADD Educator's Manual on ADHD - Is your child's teacher struggling with ADHD-related behaviors? Consider giving the teacher a copy of CHADD's Educator Manual, which provides teachers with a wealth of classroom strategies to effectively manage ADHD behavior.

Teacher to Teacher - Training in classroom management and educational interventions for students with ADHD is provided in this one-day program. The training is for classroom teachers, educators, and interested parents.

Identifying Your School Advocates - Parents and schools must work together for success. Here's how.

Joining Forces: The Fairfax County ADHD Partnership - Recognized as a model for how schools, families, and community professionals can collaborate to best serve the educational and emotional needs of children and teens with ADHD, the ADHD Partnership offers many resources for those wishing to establish strong collaborative teams.

Advocating for Your Student - How to evaluate, educate, communicate, and advocate for your child within the school system.

Why Teachers Resist: Understanding Teacher Attitudes About ADHD - Sometimes a teacher is resistant to addressing problems related to ADHD with a student. This article will help you understand why and how to work effectively with the teacher.

ADHD, School and Executive Functioning - If your child has deficits in executive functioning as part of ADHD, it has a major impact on academics and school.

Helping Children with Executive Functioning - With appropriate short- and long-term strategies and interventions, parents and teachers can improve the chances of success for children and adolescents with executive function impairments.

Classroom Interventions for ADHD - Classroom interventions, with the support of teachers and parents, can result in substantial improvement in your child's academic performance and behavior at school.

Improving Schoolwide Behavior - Creating a positive school environment with clear expectations for behavior can make a big difference for all students, especially those who experience difficulty in controlling impulsiveness.

Positive Behavior Supports - Learn how the entire school can provide a safe, structured environment that supports all of our children.

Strength-Based Approach for Schools - Too often we see the negative behavior of our children, and so do their teachers. A strengths-based approach will help to increase the positive behavior of your student.

Behavior and School - Parents pose questions to expert George DuPaul about children's behavior in school in this helpful Ask the Expert chat.

Suspensions and Expulsions of Students with ADHD - If your child is disciplined at school because of behavior related to his or her ADHD, then this is a resource you want to read.

Time Management and Task Completion - The tendency to measure the use of time by its outcome creates problems in teaching time-management skills to children with ADHD.

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