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.
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.
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Discuss supports and accommodations with her school.
Schedule a meeting with the school and provide a copy of the report from the
specialist or pediatrician. Even if the school has done its own
evaluation, having an outside diagnosis and recommendations can help with the
process. Discuss which informal supports or
classroom accommodations might be appropriate.