ERIC Number: ED313882
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Choosing a Doctor for Your Child with Learning Disabilities or Attention Deficit Disorders.
Ripley, Suzanne; Cvach, Peggy A.
The paper explores ways that families choose a doctor for their child and offers guidelines for physician selection especially for parents with children who have learning disabilities or attention deficit disorders. Results of a survey of parents are reported indicating that parents used an average of only 1.2 sources of information in identifying and evaluating potential doctors. Guidelines for parents are presented as answers to the following questions: What about a child who has a disability? How do you find the right doctor? What do you say to a doctor you have never met? How do you make the first appointment? How do you prepare for your first visit? What do you do when you get to the doctor's office? What should you talk about? How can doctors and schools work together? What are you responsibilities as a parent? How do you evaluate the situation? Special emphasis is placed on the role of the parent as case manager of services for the child, with detailed recordkeeping a part of the parental responsibilty. Four references are included. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Learning Disabilities Project, McLean, VA.