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Q: “How Do I Get My Embarrassed Teen to Use Her ADHD Accommodations?”

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Q: “My teen daughter has ADHD and is embarrassed to receive and use the accommodations set up for her at school.

She hates being pulled from class for services that we made sure she received in her IEP. How should we handle this?”It is not uncommon for students to feel embarrassed when they are pulled out of the classroom for any kind of learning difference (LD) or ADHD accommodations.

No student wants to feel “exposed” for their neurodivergence. To avoid this, some kids deny the critical need for additional services or question whether the payoff is worth the emotional price of getting assistance.

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