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What Teachers See: How ADHD Impacts Learning in High School
High school isn’t just about academics. It’s also about learning to be self-sufficient and self-aware. Here are examples of ADHD symptoms your teen’s teacher may notice.
Your child has trouble getting to school on time.
Your child misses the first few minutes of class after lunch period.
Your child is on probation with his sports team for being late to practice.
Kids with ADHD can have trouble keeping track of time.
Your child corrects teachers during lectures.
Your child gets into trouble for not following the rules in class.
Your child is “fired” from his community service project for being rude.
Kids with ADHD often speak without taking into account who they’re speaking to.
Your child forgets to come in after school for a tutoring session or to make up a test.
Your child misses assignments or hands in incomplete work.
Your child doesn’t do his share in a group project and leaves fellow students in a pinch.
Kids with ADHD can have trouble getting organized and following through.
Your child appears not to be interested in what classmates are saying.
Your child loses the point of what’s being discussed in class.
Your child doesn’t participate in large group discussions.
Kids with ADHD often have trouble listening and following conversations.