Q: I am curious as to what types of assistance or resources is given to students who are struggling academically due to issues such as ADD, ADHD? Per the APA and CDC, anywhere from 5 to 11 percent of school aged children have ADD, ADHD. In a school the size of Bryan with roughly 2000 students, that is anywhere from 100 to 220 students possibly affected. How does the assistance differ between those in elementary/middle/high school?
A: BCS provides many services and supports to students who are struggling with ADD/ADHD or other academic, behavioral, social, or emotional issues. Teams of staff members are formed at both levels to focus on the specific needs of each student and family. Beyond the services that are provided directly in the classroom, we offer access to school social workers, a school based mental health provider, and help with accessing other community support. These supports are in place PK through grade 12.