ADHD is something my child has suffered with all his school life. Never got any help, never were entitled to an IEP or 504 (not for lack of trying). He's smarter than most adults I know but he never fit into the school setting. Even so, with hard work and lots of support at home, he did it! But when the subject of college comes up, he cringes. He's exhausted when it comes to school and the thought of spending his time and energy at something that he has to work so hard for is anything but exciting. Have you been through this with your child? Any wisdom to share?
Asked by Anonymous at 1:19 PM on Oct. 1, 2010 in Adult Children (18+)
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Answer by Neilia D. at 1:58 PM on Oct. 1, 2010
I am sorry for the lack of help from your schools Two of my 4 have been diagnosed with ADD my 19 year old daughter and 12 year old son.They don't have any conduct issues but attention deficit.Being on the patch made my daughter less exhausted.She is very bright but studied for ever and her grades DID not match her effort .I think of the meds giving her value for time.She still had to and has to study but a normal amount and her grades went up as her retention improved.All our staff and teachers were more than willing to help. there were a couple of jerks but overall her h.s. was helpful.She attends college out of state and is on the golf team .We found out during her sr year that many colleges have centers to help students with any type of disability.Her doc filled out a form and she gets unlimited tutoring which comes in handy for pre-cal and cal.Have you checked the meds or tried new ones.Mine are on the patch.GL
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