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My child is very bright. He can't have ADHD, too, can he?

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Yes. Intelligence and ADHD are separate. It is possible to be intellectually gifted and have ADHD, too. However, ADHD may impact academic performance. When a child is identified as both gifted and as a child with ADHD, this is often called twice exceptional. School accommodations may be appropriate.

For more information visit the Information Center on Disabilities and Gifted Education. Publication number E649 is called "Gifted Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)"

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If I request an evaluation, doesn't the school have to do it?
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My child has been diagnosed with ADHD; isn't he automatically qualified for Section 504 services?
What is FAPE under IDEA?
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What is the difference between Section 504 and IDEA?
My child has ADHD but doesn't qualify for an IEP; can he still qualify under Section 504?
My child gets all As and Bs, can she still get accommodations?
Can someone with ADHD join the military?
I need information on ADD, not ADHD! Do you have any information on ADD?
I've heard of auditory processing disorder (APD.) Could my child have that instead of ADHD?
Are Charter Schools required to follow IDEA?
Does my child need to be physically disabled to get services?
Can a woman with ADHD take stimulant medication while pregnant?
I'm an adult; doesn't ADHD only affect children?
What is LRE?
Is it illegal to carry ADHD medications?
If my child has an IEP or gets special education, does she have to be in a different classroom?
My child started taking medication and has developed tics. What do I do?
My daughter wants to play college basketball. Will NCAA rules force her to stop taking her ADHD medication?
Can a woman with ADHD take non-stimulant medications while pregnant?
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My child goes to a private (non-public) school. Do I have a right to see my child's educational records?
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Does the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 cover people with ADHD?
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