Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Assessments for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD)

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurocognitive disorder where children experience difficulties with: inattention (concentrating on and finishing tasks), hyperactivity (excessive and inappropriate moving or talking), and/or impulsivity (acting hastily in the moment without considering possible harmful consequences).

This type of assessment is appropriate when there are concerns about a child’s concentration, attention and behaviour in home and school environments. The process involves an initial parent interview, administration of appropriate tests (computerised continuous performance tests, psychometric tests with particular focus on attention, working memory and processing speed and specific ADHD diagnostic questionnaires), with consent an interview with teacher/s and other health professionals, evaluation of results, provision of detailed written report and a consultation to with the parents to discuss assessment outcomes, identified needs and any recommended interventions.