7 and 30-day follow-up:
Kids who have been in acute psychiatric care need to follow up with a mental health professional. The first visit should be within 7 days of release. The second visit should be within 30 days of release.
Children who are given ADHD medicine need to see the prescribing doctor for a follow-up visit during the first 30 days from the date it was given. The child should also go to 2 follow-up visits within the next 9 months from a prescribing doctor.
Tips for parents of children with ADHD:
Follow these tips to help your child succeed at school:
- Children with ADHD are usually very smart, but grades and test scores may go up and down from week to week.
- Communicate with your child’s teachers. Let them know that your child has been diagnosed with ADHD.
- Ask the teacher to keep the classroom door closed and to have your child sit in the front of the class. This will help your child focus on his or her schoolwork.
- Have the teacher offer praise to your child for a job well done. A child with ADHD can do better on praise and tries harder when they get it.
- Ask for help for your child if he or she need it. Many schools offer tutoring programs or assisted learning for children with ADHD.
Follow these tips to keep your child focused at home:
- Have a set time and place for homework. Keep this area free from distractions. TV and radio should be off when your child is doing his or her homework.
- Keep other children away from the child with ADHD while he or she is working on homework.
- Keep an extra set of your child’s school books at home. You will always be able to have a book on hand for review with your child.
- Set up a morning routine with a healthy breakfast. A good breakfast is important for learning and a routine helps start the day off right for your child.
- Always praise and compliment your child. Children with ADHD need positive support to build self-esteem.
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