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If my child has adhd, what kind of special treatment on exams will he get at school?

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Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: More time

If you have an iep (individualized educational plan) you can tailor the needs you think your child has and that gives you flexibility to work with teachers on helping the child during exams.
However, in general, the child may be isolated in order to be allowed to take the tests without distractions. Also they are generally allowed more time to finish.

In brief: More time

If you have an iep (individualized educational plan) you can tailor the needs you think your child has and that gives you flexibility to work with teachers on helping the child during exams.
However, in general, the child may be isolated in order to be allowed to take the tests without distractions. Also they are generally allowed more time to finish.
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Children with adhd can have quite different needs for accommodations for test taking.
More time is common, as is taking the test in a room alone. But, some children don't need more time--they rush through the test quickly but don't take the time to check their answers. They may need assistance in checking to see that they at least answered all the questions.

In brief: Depends

Children with adhd can have quite different needs for accommodations for test taking.
More time is common, as is taking the test in a room alone. But, some children don't need more time--they rush through the test quickly but don't take the time to check their answers. They may need assistance in checking to see that they at least answered all the questions.
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
2 doctors agree

In brief: See chadd.org

For adhd without significant academic deficiencies, (s)he qualifies for a section 504 of the american rehabilitation act of 1973 for shortened assignments, written multi-step directions, a written daily planner, test accomodations (e.
g., untimed, separate room), etc. An iep is needed if learning, social or behavioral disabilities impact function. Add meds + behavior therapy for best outcome.

In brief: See chadd.org

For adhd without significant academic deficiencies, (s)he qualifies for a section 504 of the american rehabilitation act of 1973 for shortened assignments, written multi-step directions, a written daily planner, test accomodations (e.
g., untimed, separate room), etc. An iep is needed if learning, social or behavioral disabilities impact function. Add meds + behavior therapy for best outcome.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Whatever is needed

Children with documented add are eligible for accommodations in school.
But you need to be involved- see what the kid needs & work with your school's special ed staff to offer appropriate help. Extra time is common, but different individuals may warrant other kinds of help. Questions read aloud, limiting the quantity of questions, taking test in a quiet room, a word processor, are all possible.

In brief: Whatever is needed

Children with documented add are eligible for accommodations in school.
But you need to be involved- see what the kid needs & work with your school's special ed staff to offer appropriate help. Extra time is common, but different individuals may warrant other kinds of help. Questions read aloud, limiting the quantity of questions, taking test in a quiet room, a word processor, are all possible.
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