Understanding ADHD

Community-Based Support Team

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Many students with ADHD work with a team of health care professionals, social workers, and other community-based professionals who help them manage their ADHD. Review the health care team members below to learn more about their roles in ADHD management.

ADHD Health Care Professionals

Family doctors, pediatricians, neurologists

  • Diagnosis
  • Prescribing and managing medicine

Psychiatrists

  • Diagnosis
  • Prescribing and managing medicine
  • Behavior therapy

Clinical Psychologists

  • Diagnosis
  • Behavior therapy
  • Other therapy methods
  • Teaching students with ADHD skills they can use to manage daily tasks

Neuropsychologists

  • Diagnosis
  • Behavior therapy

Licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family counselors

  • Refer for diagnosis
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  • Other therapy methods

Clinical social workers

  • Teaching students with ADHD skills they can use to manage daily tasks

Occupational therapists

  • Assessing how students use their senses (eg, sight, hearing, touch) to organize and respond to information
  • Implementing therapy centered on using the senses

ADHD coaches

  • Teaching students with ADHD skills they can use to help manage daily tasks