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Talking to your child’s doctor

Preparing for your child’s next appointment

If your child has unexplained symptoms, you might feel overwhelmed with questions. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your discussions with your child’s doctor:


Bring a list—write down any questions you may have leading up to your child’s next appointment, and add more as they come up. Then be sure to bring the list to your child’s appointment


Keep track of paperwork and medical records—use printouts or electronic copies on your computer so that important information is at your fingertips when you need it


Don’t be afraid to ask—ask your child’s doctor for copies of notes or written information that you can refer to or research later

Use these helpful resources at your next appointment


Doctor Information Sheet

Print out an Information Sheet to give to your child’s doctor that explains the signs, symptoms, and diagnostic tests for AADC deficiency.

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Symptom Questionnaire

Complete the Symptom Questionnaire below for some ideas of what to discuss with your child’s doctor. When you’re done, you can download your personal Symptom Questionnaire to bring with you to your child’s next appointment.

Rather print a copy to complete later? Download here.