Alternative / controversial therapies

Checklist: Things to Consider When Looking at Alternative Treatments

By Erica Patino

An alternative treatment is used instead of—not in addition to—traditional treatment. There are many alternative treatments available for kids with learning and attention issues. However, many alternative treatments have not been studied scientifically or proven to work. It’s best to proceed with caution.

Things to Consider About Alternative Treatments

It’s important to “do your homework” before going with any alternative treatment for your child. Study up on alternative therapies to find if they can do more harm than good.

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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