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How can a psychologist help my child with ADHD?

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A psychologist will give your child tools to manage some of their behavior and emotional problems. A psychologist will show your child ways to control angry outbursts, for instance, or stay focused in the classroom. They may also teach your child social skills, like how to wait their turn, share toys, ask for help, or respond to teasing.

SOURCES:
CDC: "Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."
Felt, B. American Family Physician, October 2014.
Wolraich, M. Pediatrics, November 2011.
National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder."
Child Mind Institute: "Pediatricians and ADHD."
The American Occupational Therapy Association: "ADHD."
U.S. Department of Education: "Identifying and Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 30, 2020

SOURCES:
CDC: "Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)."
Felt, B. American Family Physician, October 2014.
Wolraich, M. Pediatrics, November 2011.
National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder."
Child Mind Institute: "Pediatricians and ADHD."
The American Occupational Therapy Association: "ADHD."
U.S. Department of Education: "Identifying and Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 30, 2020

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