Reply To: I think my child has ADHD, but his Dr and teachers think otherwise.

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My opinion is a teacher is definitely not qualified to diagnose ADHD, and a family doctor or regular pediatrician really isn’t either. They should be willing to make a referral, though. If they aren’t, find a new doctor. They may be right, but if they don’t listen to YOU the parent, then they aren’t worth keeping.

The best doctor to be referred to is probably a neuropsychologist.