ADD - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Back to Top of your health online page
1. Can you test for ADHD?
If yes, what portion is covered with my
health insurance and/or do you have sliding scale fees (these are
generally based upon income)?
If no, ask for recommendations / referrals that may be covered or call your insurance company for
2. Is ADD is large part of your practice?
And how experienced is the person I would be working with in successful ADD treatment?
(Key is to look for someone with successful experience).
3. Briefly describe your testing procedures.
4. Briefly share some of your recent history of your current
treatments that are working successfully with ADHD - in adults (or
in children depending upon your need).
5. What type of treatments do you have available? (Key is to make
sure there are options to personalize what works for your lifestyle,
and not a one-size-fits-all approach.) And can you mail out some
information about them?
A. Check timing and costs (especially medications) to make sure
their options fit into your schedule and budget
B. If medications are involved, make sure someone has
authority to prescribe, as psychologists donâ€™t and may send
you to a psychiatrist whom they work under or elsewhere -
meaning more expense, another consultation, etc. - so check
your insurance again for coverage, timing and costs for
scheduling and budgeting.
SUPPORT NETWORK, GROUPS, COUNSELING, COACHING
A lot of adults with ADD have benefited from working under the
direction of an ADD coach. A good coach can help them learn
behavioral and coping management skills and put them into practice to
improve their daily functions, like improving organizational skills and
Some key areas of concentration for improvement could be
learning to use organizer and filing systems. Step-by-step instructions
on how to choose systems, set them up and use them effectively,
monitoring for revisions / updates to tailor an individual workable
solution long-term is recommended.
They can then be adjusted and even taught or coached by professionals in the industry, like from companies who sell organizer products such as Franklin Covey and Day-Timer, or even by a friend, colleague, neighbor or relative who
uses a successful system already and has time to help coach. (You can
contact companies like Franklin Covey and Day-Timer for workshops
online, in your area or available as tutorial videos, books, etc.)
Basic program goals would generally focus on: planners (either print or
computer-generated format) and to-do lists for scheduling and
tracking regular activities, daily classes, meetings, projects,
appointments, etc.; alarm systems to help direct activities and other
planned items; easy and quick filing and management systems for
both hard copy and computer-generated documents and thingswith
an assortment of tools to fit your lifestyle; and overall organizational
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We wish you well in your search for solutions to this problem and your movement towards better health in all areas.
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