Q&A: Retention

by Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D.

Will repeating a grade help your child catch up in school? Read the answers to other parents' questions and find out.

Will repeating a grade help your child catch up in school? Read the answers to other parents' questions and find out.

1. Should we retain our first-grader so that he can get a better base of skills, or continue on to second grade with medication for ADD?
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2. Our son with ADHD has tested at fourth-grade level in every area but reading. The school counselor thinks he should repeat second grade. What should we do?
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3. How devastating would it be to a ten-year-old to be placed two years behind where he should be?
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4. Is retention beneficial for a gifted LD/ADD child?
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5. Is retention beneficial for my gifted second-grader who also has ADHD?
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