Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)

What Should Parents Look for in a Good Evaluation for ADHD?

February 12, 2020

Podcast Transcript: 
https://chadd.org/podcasts/what-should-parents-look-for-in-a-good-evaluation-for-adhd/  

Summary: 
Are you a parent wondering what a comprehensive evaluation for ADHD looks like for your child? It is important to know what is included in such an evaluation, and which professionals can provide it. A thorough assessment will determine what type of ADHD your child has, and help you understand how your child thinks, learns, process their world, and feels. It will also help your child receive the services and accommodations at school that will be best for them. 

In this podcast, Dr. Harris Finkelstein talks about the components of a thorough evaluation for ADHD, what qualifies children for services at school, and the different ways to help children with ADHD.  

Harris Finkelstein, PhD: 
Dr. Harris Finkelstein is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Wilmington, Delaware, and in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults with ADHD, and provides evaluation and treatment to families in transition by request of attorneys and the family courts.  

Learning Objectives: 
1.  What to expect from a good evaluation for ADHD 
2.  Identify which professionals can provide a diagnosis of ADHD 
3.  How a child can qualify for an IEP or a 504 plan at school 
4.  Understand the ADHD diagnosis and the different ways to help children

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