African American parents often question the validity of their child’s ADHD diagnosis. For them, past experience with the medical community did not always include appropriate evaluation and correct diagnosis. What steps should they take to ensure their child is getting a proper assessment? Psychologist Nekeshia Hammond explains what parents need to know about ADHD and the elements of a comprehensive evaluation. She gives insight into the common myths about ADHD in the Black community and explains why healthcare professionals and educators need culturally competent training.
Nekeshia Hammond, PsyD
Nekeshia Hammond, PsyD, is the founder and owner of Hammond Psychology and Associates, PA. She is an author, speaker, and authority -on child psychology, with a specific mission to support parents of children coping with ADHD.