Complementary treatments for learning and attention issues are intended to complement—or enhance—traditional treatments. They’re not a substitute for traditional treatments like behavior therapy and ADHD medication. Examples of complementary treatments are massage therapy and nutrition supplements. No one type of treatment has been proven to work for everyone. Complementary treatments may or may not help your child.
It’s good to be cautious about any kind of treatment you’re considering for your child. Check out these questions to ask treatment providers including your child’s primary care doctor. You can also connect with other parents in our community. Their tips and experience could be valuable for you.