Hi, my daughter is 10 and was "diagnosed" with ADHD last year. her pediatrician asked a series of questions and said that is what he thought. We went on to see a counselor who gave us the same diagnosis based on a scale given to us and her teacher. However, we were then told by the school that a counselor could not make such a diagnosis.
So who do I go to for that? My husband is not convinced its ADHD and believes it's laziness and outright "brattiness". She is a tween, so there is some sass, but all the signs and symptoms seem to be there. Lack of focus, difficulty academically, getting in trouble for talking, interrupting conversations (lack of insight)...
We took her to this counselor for awhile and they seemed to be doing more "self-worth" type things - all great!! But the counselor really didn't share much - would just say things are going well. My daughter does not want to return.. she says it never helped and she was uncomfortable.
So - I am bit overwhelmed. Who do I turn to for a definitive diagnosis?