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How to Explain ADHD to a Teacher: Parents Share Their Favorite Tips

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> At the beginning of the new school year, I give the teacher a letter introducing my son and explaining, in plain English, his ADHD and what it means.

Because he is on meds, I also include a monitoring sheet asking the teacher to observe his behavior, so I will know when the meds require adjusting.—Karen Sutherland, Sydney, Australia> I send each teacher an email introducing my daughter and myself.

I explain her learning challenges, diagnosis, and accommodations. I also mention that I’m approachable, and that we do not allow her to use her learning disabilities as an excuse for bad behavior.

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