Can anyone advise me how to go about diagnosing ADHD?
My DS1 is a very bright and active kid but we are finding he seems to have problem concentrating in school. I am not saying he has ADHD but just wondering if I want him to get some assessment to rule it out, how do I go about it. Do I see the GP for some referral?
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22-02-2013 12:08 #1
22-02-2013 12:35 #2
Yes go to your gp and talk to them about the issues your having, ask for a referral to a paediatrician and/or a child psychologist . My gp did a blood test which I thought was a bit over the top but everything was normal and We were referred to a paed and got the diagnosis.
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22-02-2013 16:25 #3
Yes, get a referral psychologist or a developmental peadiatrician.
Not sure how it works with a psychologist but when DD#2 saw our developmental peadiatrician she had 3 x 1 hour appointments plus questionaires from us and her teachers before we got the diagnoses. That included a computerised test to check on the different types of concentration skills. We came out of that office after the 3rd appointment with a diagnoses but more importantly a better understanding of how she learns and the fact that she is a visual learner.
We even took DD#3 to see him as well just to check since she is DD#2's twin and we had seen some issues at times. Found out she is also a visual learner and she does have concentration issues but not enough to be ADHD. I'm glad we did it even though it cost a fair bit and we can pass on the visual learner thing onto her teachers which will help her in school.
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