Back to School at FamilyEducation.com
Home > School and Learning > Learning Differences > ADHD > ADHD Treatments > How Effective Are the Treatment Options for Children with ADHD?

Slideshow Iconslideshows MORE

|

How Effective Are the Treatment Options for Children with ADHD?

3 of 5
ADHD treatment options, boy playing on playground

Combined Therapy


Some parents of children with ADHD are advised to use combined therapy — a combination of behavioral therapies and medication, particularly for children with other psychiatric issues). Behavioral therapies can include parent-behavior training, school-based interventions, or other forms of therapy, such as individual psychotherapy, play therapy, or cognitive behavioral therapy.

CEPAC's Stance on Combined Therapy:

  • For children under age 6, there is not enough long-term evidence to indicate that combined therapy is as good as or better than medication alone.
  • For children over age 6, combined therapy is better than medication alone.

Next: School-Based Interventions

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Handwriting Headquarters
We've got handwriting practice worksheets, handwriting tips, and answers to your child's writing struggles, just in time for back to school. Brought to you by BIC.

11 Coolest Lunch Boxes for Kids
Send your child's lunch to school in style! Check out our picks for the 11 best lunch boxes with great features from BPA-free accessories to spill-resistant fabric.

7 Important Back-to-School Safety Tips
Follow these back-to-school safety tips to make sure your child stays safe on the way to school, in the classroom, and while on the playground.

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Join BIC on our mission to save handwriting and Fight For Your Write! Writing helps kids become better readers, boosts their confidence and sparks their creativity. Visit BICFightForYourWrite.com to sign our petition to save handwriting!