The question of whether or not a child has ADHD can come from any number of sources: teachers, other parents, grandparents, pediatricians, or the children or adolescents themselves. To help answer this question, Dr. Pfeiffer is trained in and experienced in the diagnostic evaluation of ADHD. The evaluation typically includes the following: 1) collection of developmental, medical, social, academic, and behavioral histories from parents in a session without the child present, 2) individual diagnostic interview with the patient, 3) collection of standardized behavioral and emotional assessment measures from parents, significant adults, and teachers, 4) contact with teachers as needed, and 5) sometimes school observations. Based on the data collected, Dr. Pfeiffer provides parents with feedback that their child either does meet the criteria for ADHD, has a separate issue that looks like ADHD, does not meet diagnostic criteria for any disorder, or may require more in depth testing. In each case, she will provide the family with specific recommendations for helping the child and the family. As needed she will also provide a summary of results to physicians and schools.? Because ADHD/ADD can be such an ongoing difficult experience for families of individuals with ADHD, treatment does not necessarily end with the diagnosis. Dr. Pfeiffer provides psycho education and specific strategies to help parents of children and adolescents with ADHD, self-awareness and self management strategies for children and adolescents struggling with the disorder.