Concerned your child may have ADHD?
First port of call
If you are worried about your child, take them to your GP. They will be able to tell you more and, if necessary, refer you to a specialist, who is likely to be a doctor specialising in treating children and adolescents (a paediatrician) or paediatric psychiatrist.
ADHD is diagnosed by a psychiatric assessment, where they check a child’s symptoms against a set of criteria. A specialist may also want to do a number of tests to rule out other potential causes.
Speak to your school
You may also want to talk to your school, who can put you in touch with their Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO).
The SENCO may be able to make changes to your child’s lessons to make it easier for them to learn as well as giving you advice on how you can support your child.