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 questions throughout the week 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 physical print-outs 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
Download and fill out a Symptom Questionnaire to bring to your child’s appointment to help you explain what your child is experiencing.
Doctor Information Sheet
Print out a Doctor Information Sheet to give to your child’s doctor that explains the signs and symptoms of AADC Deficiency. This sheet also provides information about tests that can determine if your child has AADC Deficiency.