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Childhood

My Childhood With Undiagnosed ADHD

“Mrs. Khan, your son Ivan is hyperactive.” It was the second time in just a few years that my immigrant mother heard that description of my behavior in the classroom. I was in the 4th grade, when my caring and nurturing teacher, Mrs. Bishop, noticed in me a pattern of behavior that she experienced with some students throughout her decades of teaching in New York City public schools…