Do You Have a Treatment Monitoring Plan in Place for the New School Year?

When a child is diagnosed with ADHD, parents confront the difficult decision about which treatment(s) to pursue to best help their child succeed. While deciding on an initial treatment plan is important, equally important is establishing a plan to monitor how well that treatment is working on a sustained basis, regardless of what specific treatment(s) … Read more

Taking Meds for ADHD: We Finally Know What Predicts Adherence in Kids

William T. Basco, Jr, MD, MS October 30, 2018 What are the factors that predict adherence with ADHD medication? A prospective longitudinal cohort study[1] attempted to answer that question by examining a range of demographic and clinical characteristics that may predict improved adherence. These included physician behaviors and practices; parental practices, including several qualitative measures; family beliefs about … Read more

Pediatric care for children with ADHD

Pediatric care for children with ADHD – Discouraging new findings By David Rabiner, PhD   Most children with ADHD receive their care from community-based pediatricians. Given the large number of school-age children who require evaluation and treatment services for ADHD, and the adverse impact that poor quality care can have on children’s development, it is … Read more

Tests and Measurements for the Parent, Teacher, Advocate, Attorney

by Peter W. D. Wright, Esq. and Pamela Darr Wright, M.A., M.S.W. “If something exists, it exists in some amount. If it exists in some amount, then it is capable of being measured.” – Rene Descartes, Principles of Philosophy, 1644   Introduction Most parents of special needs children know that they must understand the law and … Read more

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