Parents Guide to Getting Good Care
When a child is struggling, or his behavior worries you, it can be hard to know whether you need to reach out to a professional. And if you do seek help, what kind of professional, and what kind of treatment, are right for your child?
In this guide we take you through the steps to finding the best professional (or team) for your child, and the most appropriate treament. Along the way, we offer things to look for and questions to ask to ensure that you're getting quality care your child deserves.
Factors to consider in deciding whether a a child's behavior or emotions warrant professional attention. READ MORE
A brreakdown of the professionals who diagnose psychiatric and learning disorders, and the expertise each offers. READ MORE
The kinds of information a good clinician should use to evaluate your child, and what you should expect. READ MORE
Guidelines to focus your search for the best clinician for your child. READ MORE
Questions that will help you understand what is being proposed and what to expect. READ MORE
What to look for to determine whether your child is getting competent and effective help. READ MORE
Best practices for treating what clinicians call "coexisting" disorders. READ MORE
When your child doesn't respond to treatment, or you don't feel your clinician is working well with you, you may need to make a change. READ MORE
What you should consider when thinking about options like diets and supplements. READ MORE
How to investigate your child's problems in school, from first steps to the formal evaluation process. READ MORE
How to access the different kinds of help that are available if your child has a learning disability. READ MORE