Diagnosis and Achievement

student with a diagnosis near the classroom

Grade 8 Student: “I’m going to have a really off day today. I won’t be able to concentrate so I won’t get any work done. I will probably be super crazy, too! I have a diagnosis of ADHD and didn’t take my meds this morning.”

Me: “Hmmm, so do I have to send you to the principal’s office right now then… before you even do anything just in case?”

Grade 8 Student: (laughs) “No.”

Me: “What kinds of crazy things are you going to do on this off day?”

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