Before making a diagnosis, we recommend that your child has a medical examination that includes a hearing and vision test to rule out symptoms that mimic symptoms of ADHD in children. You and your child will then meet with our behavioral health experts to begin gathering information about your child.
We’ll do a clinical assessment, similar to an interview, which may include screening questionnaires for you, your child’s teacher(s), school and others who may have daily interaction with your child. We may also perform testing that measures your child's IQ and achievement to rule out a learning disability or developmental delay.
Other services, which may vary depending on the condition or location, may include:
- education, providing information and resources about ADHD
- parent training techniques for managing ADHD symptoms, with behavior strategies for your whole family
- individual cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help your child learn new behavior patterns for home and school
- ADHD medication management and help to decide if medications (stimulants or nonstimulants) are best for your child
- working with your child’s community providers, including your child’s primary care pediatrician and teachers, to help your child function better in school and social settings