ERIC Number: EJ961412
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
Consultation with Pediatricians in the Management of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Ghosh, Shuvo; Rezazadeh, Shohreh M.
Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, v21 n2 p118-132 2011
In recent years, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has become a common pediatric diagnosis. The number of affected children increases with age, most particularly during the years of schooling and academic life, and can cause significant impairment. The nature of this disorder, the challenges of properly diagnosing it, and the involvement of numerous types of health care professionals in the ongoing management of children with ADHD have resulted in a new model of collaboration between pediatricians and psychologists. This may be done in consultation or in a more interdisciplinary fashion as members of an evaluation team. ADHD assessment typically requires numerous professionals to provide information in order to reach an appropriate diagnosis and intervention plan. Therefore, regardless of which specific type of collaboration occurs (interdisciplinary or consultative), improved communication between medical professionals and psychologists is paramount for effective management of children with ADHD.
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Psychologists, Identification, Cooperation, Disabilities, Student Behavior, Behavior Modification, Intervention, Outcomes of Treatment, Interdisciplinary Approach, Interpersonal Communication, Counseling, Self Management, Mental Health, Children, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: North America