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Which do I need for a special ED student evaluation? Developmental psychologist, neurodevelopmental pediatrician or occupational therapy?

Which do I need for a special ED student evaluation? Developmental psychologist, neurodevelopmental pediatrician or occupational therapy?

Depends on question: Special ed students have many types of problems, and the type of testing needed depends on the areas of concern. They can includ speech and language, occupational therapy, phsycial therapy, psycholgoy, neuropsychology, and educational psychology, among others. Schools are mandated to work with parents to determine what evauations are needed and what steps are required to help students advance. ...Read more

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How can I talk to a doctor in real-time with HealthTap Prime?

How can I talk to a doctor in real-time with HealthTap Prime?

Signing up for PRIME: HealthTap PRIME doctors see you via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. When asking your question on HealthTap, just click on the icon for a Live Consultation to link to PRIME. The sign-up screen will appear. The PRIME doctor can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can also send images in the middle of a live PRIME consultation. PRIME can be reached from anywhere in the world. ...Read more

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Of board certified sleep specialists, is it better to see a neurologist, pulmonologist, primary care, etc for narcolepsy?

Of board certified sleep specialists, is it better to see a neurologist, pulmonologist, primary care, etc for narcolepsy?

The best one to see: is the practitioner who has the best reputation and the relevant experience. If you go to one and you don't like him/her/it, find someone else. ...Read more

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Can doctors give me a prescription in HealthTap Prime?

Some.: A doctor licensed in your state can prescribe you medications, at their discretion of course. But we cannot prescribe controlled substances under any circumstances. ...Read more

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How can we find another dr. For her to see preferably a specialist in pediatric neurology?

How can we find another dr. For her to see preferably a specialist in pediatric neurology?

Children's Hospital: Find a large city with a children's hospital and they should offer a pediatric neurologist. ...Read more

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Problems with special education teacher and program. Help please. We have few options for our child with autism?

Problems with special education teacher and program. Help please. We have few options for our child with autism?

Too little info: I sympathize, but your question is so general, it is impossible to offer a specific answer. If you think the problem truly is the teacher, speak to the principal or special educataion counselor at the school. You can request a new iep at any time, which may include looking at private school options if child not recieving adequate care. If needed, seek a lawyer specializing in this area. ...Read more

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What is a good resource to use to find a psychologist or psychiatrist for my 8 yr old son's adhd?

What is a good resource to use to find a psychologist or psychiatrist for my 8 yr old son's adhd?

Pediatrician first: Even if your pediatrician doesn't treat adhd they can almost certainly give you some sugestions about who to see. There's also a great website called psychology today with a search engine to look for therapists of all kinds with all kinds of specialties. You can search by distance, insurance, type of therapy, age group, etc. ...Read more

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Where to find helpful parenting advice for child with mental health issues?

Where to find helpful parenting advice for child with mental health issues?

NAMI, other org.s: National alliance on mental illness, national institutes of mental health, arc, state supported mental health clinics, staff in local child/adolescent psychiatry clinics, chadd, add warehouse, just to name some good sources of information. ...Read more

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If I want a proper dx process for suspected ADD dx, should I go to psychologist, psychiatrist or neuropsych? What are pros/cons of each specialty?

If I want a proper dx process for suspected ADD dx, should I go to  psychologist, psychiatrist or neuropsych? What are pros/cons of each specialty?

Neuropsychologist: Neuropsychologists, in my opinion are best equipped to make an ADD diagnosis because of all the testing that takes place. However, they cannot provide meds or therapy. Psychiatrists can provide meds, but do not usually provide therapy and do not do comprehensive testing as do neuropsychologists. Psychologists can provide good therapy, but cannot usually do in-depth testing or provide meds. ...Read more

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How can we find another doctor who knows something about kids? Preferably a specialist in pediatric neurology?

How can we find another doctor who knows something about kids? Preferably a specialist in pediatric neurology?

Location: If you can tell us where you are, i'd be happy to find you a pediatric neurologist closest to you. It may be close or several hours drive depending on where you are. ...Read more

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What are the adventages, if any, for bringing in a developmental-behavioral pediatrician specialist into a child's iep team?

What are the adventages, if any, for bringing in a developmental-behavioral pediatrician specialist into a child's iep team?

Answer questions: Adding a developmental pediatrician to the team may help answer questions or clarify why your child is having difficulty. ...Read more

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If a licensed counsellor conducts ADHD diagnosis, will that carry weight with an md? Or should I find a clinical psych?

If a licensed counsellor conducts ADHD diagnosis, will that carry weight with an md? Or should I find a clinical psych?

As a psychiatrist - : Whether the diagnosis is coming from another psychiatrist, a psychologist, a licensed counselor, etc. - i want to see the documentation that shows how the diagnosis was made. Psychiatric medications can be life saving but can also have potential significant side effects. I am responsible for any medications i write - i owe it to the patient to ensure that the diagnosis is accurate ; we are. ...Read more

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Please describe a good resource to use to find a psychologist for my 9 yr old son's adhd?

Psychologytoday.com: http://therapists.psychologytoday.com provides a good directory to begin your search. Ask your doctor though and he or she may have great local recommendations! ...Read more

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I need guidance with my mental health. Who to start with seeing first?

I need guidance with my mental health.  Who to start with seeing first?

Psychiatrist: Probably best 2 start with the pro trained 2 look at all aspects of a mental health problem & it's treatment. ...Read more

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Where can I find financial assistance for psychological counseling for a teen?

Where can I find financial assistance for psychological counseling for a teen?

Not sure about: Financial assistance, but most cities have a clinic where people can be treated on a sliding scale. ...Read more

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