What role do teachers have in the treatment of pediatric attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?

Updated: Nov 20, 2018
  • Author: Maggie A Wilkes, MD; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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The age of the child at initial diagnosis and the severity of the symptoms of ADHD (ADD) likely affect the extent to which the child benefits from working with education specialists.

Consultants initially involved with diagnosis and evaluation can also be important in promoting the development of study skills.

Teachers have an important function. Their periodic feedback about the child's school performance through the use of standardized scales, narrative descriptions, and telephone follow-up is generally an indispensable component of ongoing care.

Implementation of academic accommodations and adaptations is often necessary


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