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Caring for Children With ADHD: A Practical Resource Toolkit for Clinicians, 3rd edition

William Zurhellen, MD, FAAP; Herschel R. Lessin, MD, FAAP; Eugenia Chan, MD, MPH, FAAP; Carla Counts Allan, MS, PhD; Mark Wolraich, MD, FAAP; Eli Sprecher, MD, MPP; Steven W. Evans, PhD

Most children with ADHD have their first encounter for care within their primary clinician’s practice—their “medical home.” 

These tools help you prepare for that encounter and beyond: readying your staff, screening, diagnosis, treatment, ongoing follow-up, and negotiating insurance payments for every step your patients need.


Quick Links: Clinical Practice Guideline | Preparing Your Practice | Initial Patient Intake | Comprehensive Assessment | Vanderbilt Rating Scales | Treatment and Follow-up

Free Webinar: The Impact of Comorbidities on ADHD Assessment and Treatment, with Case Examples (Wednesday, July 13, 2022 | 4:00 – 5:15 PM EST)

Please join the AAP Chapter Quality Network for the final webinar in the Improving ADHD Care in Pediatric Settings webinar series! This webinar will overview key neurobehavioral conditions that may mimic or be comorbid with ADHD, including learning disorders, anxiety, depression, oppositional defiant disorder, and autism spectrum disorders. Recommendations for diagnostic evaluation and/or treatment when the conditions coexist with ADHD will be discussed. The webinar will be offering 1.25 CME/MOC2 credits for participation. 

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Editors’ Statements and Clinical Practice Guideline

Preparing Your Practice

Initial Patient Intake

Comprehensive Assessment—Adding History, Doing the Evaluation, and Coming to Diagnoses

Vanderbilt Rating Scales
Comorbidity Assessment
Collaborative Communication with Patients, Parents, Teachers, and Others

Initiating Treatment and Managing Follow-up

Behavioral Interventions
Educational Interventions
Getting Family Buy-In 
Monitoring as a Strategic Plan 


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