Transition from primary school to secondary school

Transition from primary school to secondary school

Although challenging to most children, the core symptoms of ADHD can make moving up from primary school to secondary school a particularly demanding time for children with the disorder. Tasks that typically prove difficult to children with ADHD when they start secondary school may include:

  • Understanding a new timetable and learning the way around a new school
  • Noting down homework accurately, and completing homework
  • Making new friends
  • General increased reliance on personal organisational skills.
Be aware of potential issues

It is important for you to be aware of potential issues such as these, and support the child's needs. For example, if they are having problems remembering to complete their homework, check that the child has noted down homework tasks, and have a short weekly session with the child to talk over any difficulties.

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