Communication helps to:
While your child is being assessed for ADHD, let your child's teacher know that:
After your child has been diagnosed, you should meet with your child's teacher to:
A child's teacher may be the first person to suspect that a child has ADHD. Your child's teacher can help the doctor or psychologist assess your child's behaviour and academic achievement. The teacher can provide:
After your child has been diagnosed, your child's teacher can provide important information about his progress, including:
There are many ways for parents and teachers to communicate. When your child is diagnosed with ADHD, or at the start of the school year, talk to your child's teacher. Together, you should decide how often you need to communicate and what types of communication will work best.
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For more information about teaching children with ADHD, helping children with ADHD do homework, and giving medication at school, please click the links on the left.
Tara McAuley, PhD, CPsych
Peter Chaban, MA, MEd
Rosemary Tannock, PhD