Are there ADHD specialists?

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    • #99406
      ddt1981
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      Does anyone here use a specialist to help their child?
      We are working with his pediatrician, but I”m wondering if I should ask for a referral to completely assess his ADHD including meds, diet, well being, social skills, etc.
      I saw some in the resources.

      does anyone have first hand experience with a specialist? and did it help?

    • #99501
      Penny Williams
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      A specialist has more experience with ADHD and is always preferable. That can be a neurologist, pediatric psychologist, or a developmental or behavioral MD.

      How to Pick the Right ADHD Professionals for Your Child

      Penny
      ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Trainer & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

    • #99582
      arilez
      Participant

      We didn’t go to a specialist but by chance wr started seeing a psychologist who is an adhd coach.
      Look up ADHD coaching. It is far more effective than counseling and they are specialized coaches. I’m currently in my last few weeks of completing the adhd coaching course and it has been so helpful with helping me learn and understand my husband and 3 ADHD kids 😊

      • This reply was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by arilez.
    • #99649
      ConrJakesMom
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      I haven’t yet, but going to be looking into Widner University Neuropsychology Center for an assessment. Our therapist mentioned this as they will be able to more in depth testing on his ADHD, learning styles and so on. I would be interested in anyone’s else’s response though. But maybe look for something similar wherever you are.

    • #99949
      jllucci
      Participant

      I feel good recommending Pediatric Partners for Attention & Learning https://www.pp4al.com/information/contact if you are in Virginia.

      I have had success getting help for my daughter who is open to help; but not for my son who was in his late teens and the developmental stage of “I don’t need help & Don’t tell me what to do” He quit therapy the moment he turned 18. At 23 he is revisiting on his own.

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