Only a trained health care professional can diagnose ADHD. But what else is there to know?
Only a trained health care professional can accurately diagnose ADHD. If you are concerned your child may have ADHD, make an appointment with your child’s doctor. To prepare for the appointment, complete the ADHD Symptom Checklist.
If you decide to pursue help for your child in school, you have some options to explore.
Before pursuing special learning arrangements for your child, keep these points in mind:
ADHD coaches are trained in specific techniques to help people with ADHD set goals for creating new behavior patterns. Coaches may charge a fee or provide fee-based services to help with practical issues like getting organized and managing time. Ask your doctor for help finding an ADHD coach. You can also visit one of these ADHD coaching sites for more information:
Ask the doctor for information about support groups for parents of children with ADHD. Or contact an ADHD support and advocacy organization to see what services they may have available. Here are some to check out:
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