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ADHD At School


ADHD affects many areas of a child's life beyond behaviour. For a variety of reasons, children with ADHD often struggle in school.

Treating behaviour problems is not enough. To ensure healthy development and success in school, children need support that addresses these issues. To be effective, interventions need to be:

  • comprehensive: it is important to address challenges at home, at school, and anywhere else the child spends time
  • consistent: interventions should be similar at home and at school
  • long-term: change does not happen overnight, and in most cases the child will need consistent support for several years

In this section, you will find information on:

  • ADHD and school challenges
  • learning strategies for children with ADHD
  • working with your child's teacher to help your child

Click the links on the left to learn more.


 Academic Enablers – Overview


​​Click on "CC" (closed captioning) for subtitles.​

Tara McAuley, PhD, CPsych

Peter Chaban, MA, MEd

Rosemary Tannock, PhD