A comprehensive treatment approach for children and adolescents with ADHD will ensure the greatest opportunities for success. After your child or teen has completed a thorough assessment process by an ADHD-trained mental health or healthcare provider, you will be informed of the key areas of concern that affect your child’s functioning. These areas can include school challenges, self-esteem or anger management issues, co-occurring disorders such as depression or anxiety, any learning concerns, and peer and family relationships. You and your provider will then jointly develop a “treatment plan” that prioritizes and addresses these problem areas for your child.
A comprehensive treatment plan can include all or some of the following based on the unique needs of your child, available resources and prioritization of need:
In general, more than one intervention is needed. By working closely with your health care providers and school personnel, you will be able to engage in treatment options that are most suited to the unique needs of your child and family.