ADHD Assessment and Treatment for Children
Blue Lagoon uses a specific diagnostic assessment tool called the Conners 3, which is widely recognised as the gold standard assessment tool for diagnosing ADHD in children and young adolescents. This tool has three components and requires sections to be filled in by the parent, teacher and child/adolescent. It is important to get this collateral history, which then helps the doctor to get a better objective understanding of how your child’s ADHD symptoms may have affected them throughout their life.
Blue Lagoon offers treatment plans which may include one or more of the following approaches depending on your child’s needs.
- psychological intervention
- special education programs
It may be helpful to research the various options and discuss them with your child’s consultant or GP espeically since studies have proven that long-term treatment combined with ADHD medications and behavioral therapy has better results than just pure medication treatment. Moreover, many children treated with a combination of ADHD medications and therapy can also have better social skills and educational development