You mention that there was an apparent mismatch between your daughter and her teacher last year. This points out an important issue when you are considering the possibility of a diagnosis of ADHD. If your child does have ADHD, she will need to be in a classroom in which the teacher understands the diagnosis and the condition and who believes that the condition is a real educational concern. The teacher must be able to create a learning environment which is stable and predictable, so that your daughter is not having to deal with the added challenge of a chaotic classroom or a teacher who is disorganized. A sensitive, knowledgeable, and firm teacher can do wonders for kids with ADHD. Make sure your daughter's teacher has the desired qualifications and personality to meet her needs.
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