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What happens after assessment?

What happens after assessment? (stage 4 of the Concerning Behaviour Pathway)

If a diagnosis of ADHD is made:

A clinic letter will be sent to your family. This will be copied to your school/key worker and other people who care for you. Plans can then be made about how to help you in future. (Stage 4 of the Concerning Behaviour Pathway). 

There is no "cure" for ADHD. The condition is managed through understanding your needs and using behavioural support.

You will be directed to local support services, books and websites and national organisations

Detailed information is available on the NHS Choices website.

You can also look at the where can I get help page of this website

Some Children and young people require medication as additional support for their needs. You and those who are caring for you, will be involved in discussions around when this might be appropriate.  If medication is started then you will be seen regularly in Community Paediatric clinic to see how well it is working and check for side effects. 

If a diagnosis of ADHD is not made:

Some children and young people are found not to have all the difficulties required to make a diagnosis of ADHD. If this is the case your difficulties should still be summarised and sent to your keyworker to continue care on to Stage 4 of the Concerning Behaviour pathway.

You should receive on-going support from your key worker. If you do not have a key worker you need to contact your school, school nurse or health visitor to help you identify who would be the best person to do this job. This person works with you to help meet your needs and help you and your family get the right help at the right time.

The websites mentioned above are for information purposes only and are not under the control of the Trust.  As such, the Trust does not give any commitments or accept any liability to you in respect of the content provided by the third parties.