ADHD often occurs with other disorders. Many children with ADHD have other disorders as well as ADHD, such as behavior or conduct problems, learning disorders, anxiety and depression.
The symptoms of ADHD, such as inability to pay attention, difficulty sitting still, and difficulty controlling impulses, can make it hard for children with this diagnosis to do well in school.
If your child has learning challenges, a successful school year begins in July, not the first day of classes.
ADDitude magazine offers a downloadable sample letter that you can use as a guide to write a letter that will help your child’s teacher see his or her special strengths and attributes from Day One.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) provides a comprehensive overview of ADHD including the signs and symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and the available treatments options.