Parents & Caregivers

ADHD and School

School can be challenging for anyone, but it can be even more so for children and teenagers with ADHD. You've probably already received a lot of information about ADHD. You may feel overwhelmed and may not know where to start.

It is important to know that you and your child are not alone. An estimated 11% (6.4 million) of US school-aged children have been diagnosed with ADHD in their lifetime.* Further, there are many community-based and school-based professionals that can aid you in your efforts to help your child. Select a topic to find out more.

Supporting Students With ADHD at Home

Discusses what you can do at home that may help your child with school-related matters, such as focus on getting homework done and being prepared for the school day.


Supporting Students With ADHD at School

Describes the potential members of a school support team and provides suggestions for working with teachers and others to help ensure your child has the appropriate support.


School Transitions

Explores the challenges your child with ADHD may face when moving from one grade or school to another.


*Based on the 2011/12 National Survey of Children’s Health, in which parents were asked if a health care practitioner had ever told them their child had ADD or ADHD