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Posted by Al on November 24, 1999 at 23:22:33:

In Reply to: The Standard Teaching Methods and ADD Students posted by Rich Blecher on November 14, 1999 at 11:20:07:

: Since the beginning of education the practice has been homework accomplished by the student to learn the subject matter, which will in turn allow the student to do well on the test. This practice is still used today and for over 95% of students this practice works well. Now you put an ADD student against this practice of education. I have found my son not working well in this type of structure and I don't think I'm alone. My son Dan is in 6th grade. For the last 2 years we have worked nights and morning trying to get Dan to do his homework. He just does not have motivation to get it accomplished. He is very disorganized and sometimes he won't even turn in his homework, yet he get 90% or better on all of his tests. His average in some classes are 60% because he won't do his homework. Now if the point of doing homework is to ensure the student learns the material, and yet the student knows the material without the homework why should they do it. I am trying to find an educational program that will challenge my child with minimal homework, He is a very intelligent child as the teachers have noted, but he just can't sit still to do his homework. Can you send me your thoughts? Thanks
Hello, my wife is an educator and we have a 12yr old son with ADD. We have been fighting the school(and him) since day one. You described him to a "T" There has got to be a way of helping and educating these deserving kids. Ours is on a low dose of aderall just to give him a chance...Best wishes!!!

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