Success at School with ADHD: Free Back-to-School Guide for Parents and Teachers of Students with Special Needs

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Is Your Child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD ADHD) and Learning Disabilities (LD) Ready for the School Year? ADDitude Magazine Has Assembled the Best Back-to-School Tips for ADD ADHD and LD Students, Including a Back-to-School Checklist for Parents, a Sample Letter Introducing Your Child to New Teachers, Daytime Medication Guidelines, and Learning Strategies.

Back-to-school time can be overwhelming – even scary – for children with ADHD,” says Susan Caughman, editor-in-chief of ADDitude. “This free handbook gives parents the tools they need to plan for success.

ADDitude magazine, the leading publication for families and adults living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD ADHD), has released a free, downloadable back-to-school handbook, 9 Ways to Achieve Success at School with ADHD, for the parents and teachers of students with ADHD and learning disabilities.

Top learning specialists and ADHD professionals contributed to this 14-page booklet, which contains proven strategies for:

·    Working with teachers and school administrators to begin the school year right
·    Preparing your child for the challenges for the year ahead
·    Managing common ADHD symptoms like distractibility in the classroom
·    Securing appropriate academic accommodations via an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan
·    Studying smarter and completing homework assignments on time
·    Strengthening reading, writing, and math skills at every grade level
·    Managing daytime doses of ADHD medication at school

"Back-to-school time can be overwhelming - even scary - for children with ADHD, especially if the previous year was rough," says Susan Caughman, editor-in-chief of ADDitude. "This free handbook gives those students and their parents the tools they need to begin this year with confidence and a clear goal of success."

What can you do now to ensure that your child begins her next school year poised and prepared? Begin with ADDitude's summer checklist for parents, then work through "10 Conversations to Have at the Start of the Year," both included in 9 Ways to Achieve Success at School. Inside this booklet you'll also find a sample letter to your child's teacher and "Social Skills 101."

9 Ways to Achieve Success at School with ADHD is available for free download at For interview opportunities with ADDitude or an ADHD expert member of ADDitude's Advisory Board contact:
Wayne Kalyn, Editor
ADDitude Magazine (New Hope Media)

About ADDitude magazine
Founded in 1998 by award-winning journalist Ellen Kingsley, ADDitude has provided clear, accurate information and advice about ADD ADHD and learning disabilities from the leading experts and practitioners in mental health and learning for 12 years. Published by New Hope Media, ADDitude has a circulation of 50,000 and is based in New York City.

About is an online community with more than 150,000 monthly visitors, made up of ADD adults and parents of children with ADHD, as well as doctors, teachers, administrators, coaches, and therapists whose lives are all touched by attention deficit. Discover opinionated and helpful bloggers, dozens of free instant downloadable guides, hundreds of expert Q&As, and in-depth slideshows that give the step-by-step process for diagnosing, treating, and living well with ADHD.

Help your child or teen embrace her ADHD, print out one of these free mini-posters to decorate her binder, locker, or bedroom wall:
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