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How do you get a child tested for adhd?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: ADHD

You can request your child's school to perform a psycho-educational evaluation.
This will greatly help the pediatrician in making the diagnosis in addition to vanderbilt screening.

In brief: ADHD

You can request your child's school to perform a psycho-educational evaluation.
This will greatly help the pediatrician in making the diagnosis in addition to vanderbilt screening.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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In brief: Thru your doctor

Psychologists, psychiatrists, pediatricians in my community.

In brief: Thru your doctor

Psychologists, psychiatrists, pediatricians in my community.
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Ask pediatrician

There are two avenues for evaluation.
Start with asking for a 'CORE' evaluation in school. During the evaluation, there will be testing that shoudl be helpful in making the diagnosis. Speak to your pediatrician about your concerns. You may get a referral to a neurologist or psychiatrist who can help with the diagnosis and management.

In brief: Ask pediatrician

There are two avenues for evaluation.
Start with asking for a 'CORE' evaluation in school. During the evaluation, there will be testing that shoudl be helpful in making the diagnosis. Speak to your pediatrician about your concerns. You may get a referral to a neurologist or psychiatrist who can help with the diagnosis and management.
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics

In brief: A good clinician

Start with an experienced well trained professional.
A thorough physical exam, medical , family, mental history and clinical observation.Symptom checklists are helpful but limiting.Comprehensive scales such as the basc-2, cbrs and others help identifiy comorbidities, cpt help assess whether symptoms are typical of adhd or non clinical group.Qeegs arecostly, but could be helpful.Psy/ed assessments help.

In brief: A good clinician

Start with an experienced well trained professional.
A thorough physical exam, medical , family, mental history and clinical observation.Symptom checklists are helpful but limiting.Comprehensive scales such as the basc-2, cbrs and others help identifiy comorbidities, cpt help assess whether symptoms are typical of adhd or non clinical group.Qeegs arecostly, but could be helpful.Psy/ed assessments help.
Dr. Andres R Villar
Dr. Andres R Villar
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