At Your Appointment

Pediatric ADHD Appointment Guide

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Ask the right questions at your next doctor’s appointment. Answer two questions below to personalize your appointment guide.
  • Please describe the symptoms and issues you’re having that led you to schedule this online appointment. Start at the beginning of this current episode and tell me how and when things have changed and progressed.
  • How often are you noticing attention or behavior problems in your child?
  • Do these issues affect your child's performance in several environments or just in certain situations?
  • Is your child taking medicine every day or only on school days?
  • What successes have you noticed since your child started treatment?
  • What is your biggest concern about your child having ADHD?
  • What concerns do you do have about your child's treatment or symptoms?
  • Have you requested accommodations for your child through a 504 educational disability plan?
  • What specific accommodations do you think would help?
  • When did you first notice problems with your child's attention or behavior?
  • Do attention or behavior symptoms occur occaisionally or very often?
  • Do attention or behavior problems interfere with school?
  • Does your child have attention or behavior problems outside of school?
  • What have you tried so far to improve your child's attention or behavior problems?
  • What seems to make your child's attention or behavior problems better or worse?
  • When do you recommend cognitive behavior therapy for children with ADHD?
  • What is the best treatment option for children my child's age to manage ADHD symptoms?
  • What options do we have if my child's attention or behavior problems persist?
  • What changes can I make at home to help my child?
  • How can I help my child with side effects, such as lack of appetite?
  • Do you recommend taking a break from medicines, such as on weekends or vacations?
  • What should be included on an IEP or 504 plan? Are any changes necessary to our existing plan?
  • Do my child's symptoms mean they have ADHD?
  • Would having ADHD mean my child has a learning disabiliity or developmental disability?
  • What other possible causes could be responsible for my child's symptoms and behavior?
  • How do you diagnose ADHD in children and what testing is necessary?
  • What should I expect if we start my child on an ADHD medicine?
  • Are there non-drug options for managing ADHD in children?
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Last Review Date: 2022 Mar 9
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