Children with ADHD

Protecting Your Children’s Rights

Last updated on September 8, 2023

Although much more has been learned about Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the last two decades, it is still difficult to diagnose. ADHD shares characteristics with other learning disabilities.

If you have a student who has been diagnosed with ADHD, speak with our compassionate and assertive attorney at the practice of Windsor Law LLC. We know the law and the Florida education system; an asset when protecting your child’s rights.

Receiving An Accurate Diagnosis

Our attorney understands ADD/ADHD and can guide families to obtain the necessary psychological and educational evaluation of their child. Each case is unique, so testing and our services are tailored to your child’s needs.

Advocating For Students

The three main components of ADHD are inattention, hyperactivity and difficulty controlling one’s actions (impulsivity). This can make things difficult for a child with ADHD in any situation, but the typical school environment is especially hard to handle. Once we get a diagnosis, we will help you get further testing and any accommodations your child needs at school. We can also help you with study skills and learning strategies specifically for ADHD to help your child succeed in school through our Annual Partnership Program.

There are at least three types of ADHD. In general terms, these are:

1. Inattentive type: A person with this type must have at least six of these nine symptoms, and very few of the symptoms of hyperactive-impulsive type:

  • Not paying attention to detail
  • Making careless mistakes
  • Failing to pay attention and keep on task
  • Not listening
  • Being unable to follow or understand instructions
  • Avoiding tasks that involve effort
  • Being distracted
  • Being forgetful
  • Losing things that are needed to complete tasks

2. Hyperactive-Impulsive type: To have this type, a person has to have at least six of these nine symptoms, and very few of the symptoms of inattentive type:

  • Fidgeting
  • Squirming
  • Getting up often when seated
  • Running or climbing at inappropriate times
  • Having trouble playing quietly
  • Talking too much
  • Talking out of turn or blurting out
  • Interrupting
  • Often “on the go” as if “driven by a motor”

3. Combined type: This is the most common type of ADHD. People with it have symptoms of both inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive types.

Regardless of the type of ADHD a person has, there are ways to manage the disorder and improve learning skills. You may need a lawyer’s help to get your child’s school to work with you, so speak with us as soon as possible.

Aggressive Representation When Your Child Needs It Most

Speak with our knowledgeable attention deficit disorder lawyer, Attorney Jane Windsor, about your disability or educational problem. Contact our attorney by calling 941-487-7527 or reach out digitally with this convenient email.