If your child has just been diagnosed with ADHD, you might be wondering what this means for her and for your family. Following these steps can help you better understand your child and help her get the support she needs at home and at school.
Learn all you can about ADHD.
Investigate treatments and therapies.
Talk to your child’s doctor about treatment options. These may include ADHD medications, behavior therapy or social skills groups. Ask any questions you may have about other treatment or therapy options.
Research ADHD medications if you’re considering them.
Discuss supports and accommodations with her school.
Talk with your child about her ADHD diagnosis.
Teach your child to self-advocate.
Understand the common behavioral and emotional issues.
Know the signs of mental health issues.
Learn more about challenges and ways you can help at home.
Keep in touch with your child’s school.