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Please help: son has ADHD and school says IQ not high enough for enrollment.

"My son has ADHD ie learning difficulty especially in English and math and behavioural problems which leads to embarrassment in public for us. His IQ is 74 so he is not getting admission in any school in Blore. They say minimum IQ should be 90 percent .Pls help."

Asked by Reshma in commenting on the article, "Not ADHD? Think Dyslexia": http://www.education.com/magazine/article/Ed_No...
In Topics: School and Academics, ADHD & attention issues
> 60 days ago

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Wayne Yankus
Apr 27, 2010
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What the Expert Says:

Like most children with ADHD, there may be a combination of educational/medical events going on at the same time.  Certainly outside of the US, schools can set standards of admission.  I would suggest a pediatric developmental evaluation to assess what his learning potential is.  If this is not possible, I would seek what government assistance for children may be available through youth and children's services.  Autism spectrum disorders and other forms of behavior often manifest with this triad of issues.  If you are not sure where to go, try your school and ask what is available to them.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics
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