One of the quickest ways to undermine a teen with ADHD is by underestimating the impact of ADHD on academic planning. As Dr. Ari Tuckman, an international expert on ADHD and author of the book More Attention, Less Deficit, says, “Too often, 504 plans (academic supports) look good on paper, but don’t take into account the fact that many teens with ADHD don’t fully see how ADHD is impacting them, don’t want to be seen as different, and therefore aren’t motivated to really make use of those services.”

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