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Hello!  My 9 year-old son was diagnosed with ADHD in November 2012 while he was in second grade.  So far he has been fortunate enough to have teachers who are willing to provide special accommodations for the things he struggles most with - test taking, independent time, etc.  His teachers have been great, and we were able to always keep it friendly.  However, now that he is going into 4th grade where the work and expectations are continuing to grow, I am considering having a 504 Plan created for him.  For those parents with 504 Plans for their children, would anyone be willing to share examples of the types of accommodations they have for their children?  My son has a particularly difficult time taking tests if there is the slightest distraction, especially from other students, so we always try to get him segregated. 

Thanks,
Kim

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Hi Kim!

There’s a plethora of possible accommodations for ADHD students. ADDitude Magazine offers sample lists of accommodations that you’ll find helpful: http://www.additudemag.com/slideshow/5/
http://www.additudemag.com/resources/free-downloads/9206.html/accommodations-for-adhd-children
http://www.additudemag.com/resources/free-downloads/10217.html/sample-504-plan

Here are some tips for the 504 Meeting: http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/10224.html.

What I did was print a few lists of sample accommodations and highlight the ones I thought were appropriate to what my son struggles with. I took that with me into the 504 Meeting. Then I had an appropriate way to contribute what I knew about my son’s needs.

I encourage you to put a 504 Plan in place. The demands on a student’s executive functioning only grow each year, and that’s a real struggle for students with ADHD.

Penny
ADDconnect Moderator, Author & Mom to Tween Boy with ADHD and LDs

Posted by adhdmomma on Aug 05, 2014 at 1:35pm

Thank you Penny!  This is SO helpful!

Posted by KWalling on Aug 06, 2014 at 2:28am

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