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Seeing a Doctor tomorrow who specializes in ADHD


Besides the main reason we are seeing him, to talk about medicine, what else should I ask this doctor?  There is alot of things I’m curious about, but I have an hour and was wondering what types of things I should ask him that would be helpful to my daugher.  Anything you can think of I will write down and bring with me to the appointment, thank you!

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Hi klsmidwestmom!

I would talk to the doctor about all of your concerns. If your child is old enough, have her list her concerns and struggles as well. This doctor should be able to discuss a full treatment plan, not just medications, and your daughter’s treatment plan should be tailored to her specific needs. Behavioral, talk or play therapy are helpful for those with ADHD and for we parents of children with ADHD. Additional options might be occupational therapy, neurofeedback, etc.

Good luck today!

Penny
ADDconnect Moderator & Mom to Tween Boy with ADHD and LDs

Posted by adhdmomma on Nov 21, 2013 at 2:02pm

Good morning! It may be too late to share my thoughts but I wanted to wish you good luck on your appt. We have one tomorrow so I know how you feel. We have been encouraged to talk about any concerns we have about the med’s and side effects, but also to tell them a bit about your child personally. Help them understand how much/little their ADHD is holding them back from who they want to be. Best wishes on your appt.

Posted by MusicMom on Nov 21, 2013 at 2:43pm

Not to late, thank you for the feedback, I appreciate it!

Posted by klsmidwestmom on Nov 21, 2013 at 5:23pm

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