09/30/2011 01:30 pm ET | Updated Nov 30, 2011

What Do I Say If My Child Has ADHD?

Have a loved one diagnosed with depression? Cancer? The thought of talking to that person can be scary and awkward. What do you say? What is polite, appropriate, helpful?

“What Do I Say” is an original video series that answers these questions on an ongoing basis.


Dr. Timothy Verduin is the Clinical Director of our Institute for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. He directs the Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) service, a research-supported parent training program offered by teams and individual psychologists. He also leads our Behavioral School Consultation Service, through which we offer school observations, consultation, and behavior management training for teachers, aides, paraprofessional "shadows," and Special Education Itinerant Teachers (SEITs).