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learning disabilities. ADD, and success
mommyiam1 posted:
Help!!!! My daughter was diagnosed with ADD when she was 5 yr old. We have doing the meds. They for the most part help. School has ALWAYS been very hard for her. So mych so she has built a wall that not too many get through. All of her teachers up until this yaer ahave told me, " don't worryy, she will catch on, she will get it." I'm still waiting and she is now 12 years old and almost in middler school. I was FINally able to get her a 504 for school. Her teachers this yr feel that we are dealing with a learning problem as well. I agree, but it has been and continues to be frustrating. Homework is the pits. Every time I help her it ends in shut down and tears. How do I help her? What do I tell teachers? Do I meet with school leaders foe middle school before she gets there? I am lost and don't know what to do.
starshiner responded:
My son is ADHD and in intervention classes at school for his learning disability. Homework time was dreadful. So I decided that what I was doing didn't work. I created a system that I started and modified it around my son. These are my goals: Make homework time fun, always Give stickers out for any achievement Give a prize at the end, dollar store stuff works great Set time limits for each task, like 10 sec to complete question 1 Take a break when he gets frustrated Keep him on task , this is hard.

This works for me. I do have to give every bit of my attention to him. I make sure he is all by himself with me and no distractions.

Patience is the key.

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