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Finding a Good School for Child with ADHD
Q: I need to find a good school in St. Louis for my kindergartner. She has ADHD and no one can handle her. I'm so worried. I don't want her labeled as a BD (behavioral disorder) kid.
A: I don't really know anything about school placement procedures in St. Louis. If you want to find out about programs for children with ADHD, however, I would call the toll-free number for Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD) at 1-800-233-4050 to find out if there is a branch in your community. You can get help there from other parents and professionals.
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For more than 20 years, Eileen Marzola has worked with children and adults with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders, and with their parents and teachers. She has been a regular education classroom teacher, a consultant teacher/resource teacher, an educational evaluator/diagnostician, and has also taught graduate students at the university level. Marzola is an adjunct assistant professor of education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and Hunter College of the City University of New York. She also maintains a private practice in the evaluation and teaching of children with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders.