Setting Target Goals

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Setting personalized goals (ie, desired target outcomes) can be an excellent way to guide ADHD management and track the progress of symptom management. Setting goals begins with a thorough interview process to understand which desired behaviors and outcomes each patient and his or her family value most. The process of developing desired target outcomes requires input from patients, parents or caregivers, and teachers and/or other school support team members.1

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  1. Subcommittee on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Steering Committee on Quality Improvement and Management. ADHD: clinical practice guideline for the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents. Pediatrics. 2011:128(5):1007-1022, SI1-SI21.