Tag: ADHD

Aug 14
15 minutes and $5 to screen for ADHD, autism, anxiety, PTSD, dyslexia and more: a review of the PsychProfiler screening tool

A review of the PsychProfiler tool Formal assessments are expensive, so how do you know if this is something you should look into? I recently tried out a screening tool called PsychProfiler. In 15 minutes and for $5 you can screen for 14 of the most common neurodevelopmental and mental health conditions found in children […]

Aug 08
More children than ever are struggling with developmental concerns. We need to help families connect and thrive.

Unsplash, CC BY Andrew Whitehouse, The University of Western Australia Early childhood has received a great deal of attention in recent weeks, as Australia has sought to understand ways to relieve the cost pressures on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The NDIS independent review has released its interim report, which noted many more young […]

Aug 08
Is it anxiety or ADHD, or both? How to tell the difference and why it matters

How to tell if it's anxiety, ADHD or both and why it matters for treatment.

Aug 01
The Vyvanse shortage: what to do if you can’t get your meds

There is a shortage in Perth of a popular ADHD medication - here's what to do if you can't get your meds.

Jul 28
Why it’s important to know about conditions that often co-occur with ADHD

ADHD often shows up with an entourage of co-existing conditions that can complicate diagnosis and treatment. Common co-existing conditons include autism, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Specific Learning Disorders, epilepsy, eating disorders and migraines.

Jul 26
Paediatricians: No wait, interstate?

Another parent has just told you they got an interstate paediatrician appointment within three weeks, diagnosis and medications. Is it legit or too good to be true?

Jul 25
How do I get my ADHD child to eat?

One question that has come up again and again is: what can you do when your child with ADHD has lost their appetite and won’t gain weight? How do I get food into them when they’re not hungry?

May 19
8 tips for prepping school lunches for neurodivergent kids

School lunches can be tricky - especially if you're trying to prepare a food for the pickiest of eaters.

Mar 26
Q&A: Can I take my child to an interstate paediatrican?

Can my child see a paediatrician interstate for diagnosis – either by flying there or via telehealth? Advice from the Department of Health as at 14 March 2023: The Medicines and Poisons Act 2014/Regulations 2016 do not regulate ADHD diagnosis per se, only the prescribing of Schedule 8 stimulant medicines.   Unfortunately, the current restrictive requirements of the […]

Mar 23
How can we reduce the backlog and wait times to see a paediatrician?

Perth’s paediatric practices answer questions on what might help fast track access to child development services in Western Australia.