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ADHD at School


I have a 17 year old with ADHD who is on Straterra and Prozac for anxiety attacks.  Usually he does well at school but he is taking AP Bio and he is falling apart in the labs.  He can’t organize them, he can’t get them finished and he has unbelievable difficulty in listening to and working with a partner.  I have spoken with the teacher and basically he is on probation at this point - and he is a NHS member so this could be a real issue.  Does anyone have any ideas?  His teacher suggested having him cook so we’ve done that a couple of times.  I give him a mantra - collaberation, cooperation and always says “its a team effort” but I get the feeling he’s not buying into it beyond lip service.

I would be thrilled to listen to any suggestions anyone has.


Is there someone in his class who’d be willing to pair with him to help guide him? Maybe someone who knows him well? Or can he with alone? I always got annoyed with partners, but maybe the teacher can help with this. Or the counselor.

Posted by adhdmom2000 on Nov 26, 2013 at 9:55pm

He can’t work alone unfortunately - I ran that by the teacher but she said they were too complicated.  He’s not that good at making connections and, unfortunately, he has kind of alienated a lot of the kids with his frustration/impatience.  His partner apparently is sweet but slow although quite a good student.

Posted by RoseRowland on Nov 26, 2013 at 10:33pm

Is it just Bio that’s the problem, or many other subjects?

Posted by Ari Kalinowski @ on Dec 19, 2013 at 10:23am

(some more context might help at seeing how to get through the problem).

Posted by Ari Kalinowski @ on Dec 19, 2013 at 10:29am

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