Q: If a 13-year-old in the 7th grade, in texas suffers from ADD, is there any sort of special help/bonus they can receive?
this student resides in Dallas county and goes to highland park middles school, in the highland park independent school district.
It is possible that your student could qualify for 504 Accommodations or a Special Education (IEP). You may consider requesting an evaluation for eligibility.
In order to be entitled to a special education, the student must have a qualifying disability and the disability must adversely affect the child’s educational progress. Not all students with disabilities struggle in school, so a diagnosis alone is not enough. Likewise, passing grades alone are not proof of educational success. If a student with a covered disability is unable to attend class regularly, struggles to behave appropriately and/or lacks the skills to meaningfully interact with teachers and peers, then he/she may be entitled to specially designed instruction and/or related services, i.e. a special education.
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