She pulled her ADHD son out in Primary 3 because ‘school meant punishment’

Chong Ing Kai's parents focused on his strengths rather than his ADHD condition. He is now the founder of a Stem start-up. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
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SINGAPORE – Ms Tricia Pang pulled her son, Chong Ing Kai, out of his school in Primary 3 because “he wasn’t learning”.

Regularly disciplined for misbehaving and interrupting his classmates, the boy with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a neurobehavioral disorder, would be made to sit facing the wall during lessons.

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