Elementary school (primary school in Britain) is usually the first place where ADHD symptoms become apparent in children.
Children with ADHD may find it hard to meet expectations in elementary school; they may struggle with the social aspect of school; with focusing in the classroom; controlling their impulses and sitting still. When a parent or teacher notices these symptoms the child may be assessed and diagnosed by a medical professional.
ADHD primary school children can be helped with behavioral classroom management training; they may benefit from a school geared towards children with ADHD; they may be given extra assistance in class and they may be given behavioral therapy.
In some cases, a doctor may prescribe a stimulant medication like Ritalin or Concerta for children with ADHD. Ideally, teachers should be trained to deal with ADHD in the classroom, and parents can also be taught to give support from home.