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Q&A: ADHD and Assessment, Placement, Services, and Programs

Read other parents' questions about assessments, services, placements, and programs for kids with ADHD.

1. How do we figure out if my eight-year-old has ADD, ADHD, or OCD? How do we get her help with math that she will understand?
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2. This is such a horror story that has left us with seven different educational placements. Please help us.
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3. I am having so much trouble getting help for my seventh-grade son with ADHD. What can I do?
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4. My daughter has ADHD and takes medication for it while in school. She just started eighth grade for the second time. Last year she failed everything but science and gym. I don't know what to do.
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5. My 14-year-old son has never been a great student. I want my son to be evaluated but he won't cooperate. I am at a real loss as to what to do next.
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6. My husband and son both have ADHD. What can I do to help them?
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7. My 16-year-old son, who has ADD and Tourette Syndrome, has struggled along in school with minimal help. This year he is failing two subjects. How do I deal with this?
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8. My 12-year-old, who was diagnosed with ADD in third grade, is having a terrible time in junior high. What can I do besides homeschooling her?
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9. How can we best educate our son with disabilities? Should we enroll him in a public school system with a terrible reputation or apply to private schools?
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10. Which kind of summer camp would you recommend for my son who has ADHD?
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