ADD/ADHD can sometimes cause difficulties in school because impulsiveness, and hyperactivity get in the way of learning.
Although it isn't intentional, a child may become defiant when it comes to schoolwork. Making sure that your child has consistent rules may help them excel. Open communication with teachers and extra practice work will also assist in developing a strong guideline for your child's future learning. Finding what "works" for your child is where parents can be the most help.
WebMD has some great information for teaching children with ADD/ADHD. Here are a few links.
My son's most difficult subject in school was math until we discovered that using coins (as a math tool) put my son on the right path. Every year, I would contact my son's teachers and meet face-to-face offering my support in his learning and explained that my son needed some creative teaching to help him understand. I also let the teachers know that his frustration would be the clue, to get me involved. The teachers were always happy that I offered to help and would always put the effort to make sure my son succeeded.
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