Chances are, if you're reading this, your child could benefit from some accommodations at school to help him or her perform better and be happier.
There are 3 levels of accommodations:
- Informal. These are the ones your teacher does without any prompting or requirement.
- 504 plan. These are agreed upon with the school and implementation is up to each teacher individually. The teacher is not legally required to do the accommodations and can change how they implement them at any time.
- IEP plan. These are formally agreed upon between the parents and the school and every teacher in the school is legally required to implement them and...
Believe it or not, this data has been around for a while, but many parents still don't know this, so it's worth discussing again.
Pediatrics, which is a very reputable journal, published this study way back in 2010. The researchers looked at urine samples of 1,139 kids who represented the US general population, of whom 119 were diagnosed with ADHD. The study found that there was a significant increase in the likelihood of being diagnosed with ADHD among kids with higher levels of pesticides in their urine. This applied irrespective of age, gender, ethnicity, income, maternal age, and more. Pretty eye opening, isn't it?
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