Alternative / controversial therapies

Checklist: Questions to Ask Alternative Treatment Providers

By Erica Patino

There are many treatment providers who offer alternative or complementary therapies to help with learning and attention issues. While some of these treatments may help your child, others may not make much of a difference—other than taking up time and putting a dent in your wallet.

If you’re considering an alternative or complementary therapy for your child, be an informed consumer. Here’s a list of questions to ask a treatment provider before getting started.

Questions to Ask Alternative Treatment Providers

Asking questions is key to making sure an alternative treatment is right for your child. For more ideas, explore resources for investigating alternative treatments for learning and attention issues.

About the Author

Portrait of Erica Patino

Erica Patino is an online writer and editor who specializes in health and wellness content.

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Portrait of Sheldon Horowitz

Sheldon H. Horowitz, Ed.D., is senior director of learning resources and research at the National Center for Learning Disabilities.

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