Dealing with an ADD/ADHD student in the summertime

parentresourcesMany parents may give a great deal of attention to their children’s ADD/ADHD medications during the school year because they try to keep their students on track. When summertime comes, school is out and this concern could take a back seat. This shouldn’t be the case however. Summer is the perfect time to assess or re-assess your child’s needs.

BEFORE DOING ANYTHING, YOU SHOULD CONSULT YOUR CHILD’S PHYSICIAN FOR ADVICE AND GUIDANCE. THIS ARTICLE IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATION ONLY.

Children with ADD/ADHD should have regular medical check- ups. This may be a good time for a re- evaluation of your child’s condition and medications. If you are thinking of stopping medications for the summer, this may be an appropriate time for a trial run. Also, if your child’s sleep, eating habits and other daily activities are affected by his medications, you may want to consider an adjustment for the summer. A summer camp for children with ADD could help your child acquire new skills that can be applied during the next school year.

Remember to consult your child’s doctor before altering or stopping any current regimes. But with the help of your physician and other support resources, your child can have a healthy, happy and productive summer!

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