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Six Tips that will help your child with ADHD when going back to school

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Many parents have raised the question, “How can I help my child or teenager with ADHD transition back into school?”

Here are six tips that parents in our network find most useful:

  • Review your child’s IEP (Individualized Education Plan). This is a resource that is available to students with a formal diagnosis of ADHD to help them meet their educational needs. This plan better tailors the learning experience to your child by offering things like preferential seating, oral and written instructions, modified tests, extended time on tests, and smaller test environments.
  • Get organized together. Many parents have found that creating a daily schedule for their child to follow has helped enormously.  Children with ADHD tend to do better with a consistent routine. It may take some time to get back into a routine, but structure actually helps kids with ADHD use their symptoms to their advantage, and it’s easier on parents too.
  • Limit distractions. Attention is one of the main challenges of a child with ADHD. Try not to seat them close to doors or windows, also try to limit other distractions in the room as much as possible.
  • Break big tasks into smaller ones. A checklist is great for them to know what needs to be done.  Even if the checklist is simple, it provides a focal point for attention.
  • Breaks! Children with ADHD struggle with focusing on one thing for a long period of time.  Build breaks into your schedule/routine.  If your child is focusing on homework, take a break and move about.  If your child is doing a household chore, it may help to take a break and do something quiet or relaxing.
  • Quality time. Spending quality time with your kids will be one of the best things you can do to support them.

Would you like to determine if your child has ADHD, and gain additional resources and help?

We make ADHD assessments easy. Our online platform allows adults and children to be evaluated from the comfort of home with instant 24/7 access, no referrals, and minimal cost.  Our assessment also includes screening for anxiety and depression. The results, provided by a doctorate-level psychologist, are accepted by doctors, schools, and employers across the country.

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Assessment services are available in all 50 states.

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The patient completes our asynchronous assessment and receives the report from a doctorate-level psychologist within 3-5 days.

The patient schedules an initial appointment with one of our providers to develop a treatment plan through a secure virtual appointment.

The patient schedules subsequent follow-up visits with our providers for ADHD medical treatment or behavioral therapy.

**If available in your state

Assessment and
Treatment Plan Development**

The patient completes our asynchronous assessment and receives the report from a doctorate-level psychologist within 3-5 days.

The patient schedules an initial appointment with one of our providers to develop a treatment plan through a secure virtual appointment. We provide you and your patient with a copy of our full report. You take it from there.

**If available in your state

Assessment

The patient completes our asynchronous assessment and receives the report from a doctorate-level psychologist within 3-5 days.

We provide you and your patient with a copy of our full report. You take it from there.

Assessments available in:

All 50 states

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*Prescriptions via telemedicine for Schedule II (stimulants) medications are not permitted by state law in South Carolina. Patients can receive prescriptions from our providers for non-stimulant medications.

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*South Carolina allows for the prescribing of non-stimulant medications through telemedicine visits. Please contact our support team to learn more about state regulations of stimulant medications and how we can help.