Written by Dr. Liz Matheis
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DOES MY CHILD WITH ADHD NEED A 504 ACCOMMODATION PLAN OR AN IEP?
Your child has an ADHD diagnosis and you’re not exactly sure what he needs at school. His teacher has spoken to you about the accommodations she is providing, but once she’s done with him this year, then what? Will his next teacher know him well enough and know well enough to offer the accommodations provided by this year’s teacher, or better yet, to offer different ones as he needs them?
All of these are big questions without little answers. Your child’s needs are different from the next child’s needs with ADHD. Let me start by informing you of where you can go for an evaluation in order to gain an ADHD diagnosis for your child. Then, I will review the difference between the two types of plans and which one your child will need based on his academic, behavioral and/or sensory profile.
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