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When a child is suspected of having Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), various assessments and evaluations may be conducted to determine the presence of ADHD and to inform appropriate educational interventions. Here are some key elements related to ADHD testing, evaluations, 504 evaluations, and school support:
A 504 plan is part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It provides accommodations and support services to students with disabilities, including ADHD, to ensure they have equal access to education. The process typically involves the following:
It's important for parents to work collaboratively with the school and healthcare professionals to ensure that the child's needs are addressed appropriately. Regular follow-ups and adjustments to support plans can help provide the best possible environment for the child's academic and social success.