Children with ADHD are eligible for an IEP if their disability is affecting them educational. Most schools define ‘need’ as the child not performing well academically. If the child with ADHD is having learning or behavior issues that interfere with his or her performance then they can be eligible for the IEP. Getting an IEP for a child with ADHD is a team decision, they would often meet criteria under OHI (Other Health Impairments). Schools have specific procedures they must follow and this involves you, as the parent, getting a note from your child’s MD within the last 12 months stating exactly how your child’s diagnosis will affect their learning and academic performance.
If your child with ADHD has an IEP and is not making sufficient progress, then consider setting a meeting with the IEP team to review your child’s progress toward his or her IEP goals.