Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a developmental condition characterised by difficulties with inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. There are currently three recognised subtypes of ADHD: Predominantly Inattentive, Predominantly Hyperactive/Impulsive and Combined.
We have a 4-week turnaround from assessment to diagnosis and there is no waiting list for appointments currently.
Why Choose Us?
Virtual or face to face appointments
Gold standard assessment process
Four week diagnosis
Our team of Clinical Psychologists are fully trained and can conduct ADHD assessments either remotely or face-to-face.
The assessments are conducted by at least two clinicians, to ensure that the diagnostic process is impartial and comprehensive enough to generate the right outcome. We aim to conduct full assessment within 4 weeks.
1. School liaison and information gathering
As part of the assessment, if you give consent, your child’s nursery or school will be contacted and asked questions about your child’s presentation within the school environment. This will also include them completing standardised questionnaires.
2. A clinical interview
For child assessments, this will involve being asked questions about your child’s developmental history and their current presentation. You will also be asked to complete ADHD screening questionnaires about your child.
3. Clinical Observation
As part of the assessment, a clinician will complete a play based assessment with your child to assess their presentation in addition to completing a computerised assessment (QB check). This can be helpful with more subtle presentations and where you are concerned that school may not share your concerns.
4. Multi-disciplinary clinical discussion
Once all the information has been gathered relevant to your child’s ADHD assessment, the information will be evaluated with a consulting clinician who also specialises in this area to consider if a final ADHD diagnosis is appropriate.
5. Comprehensive report and feedback
A full detailed report will then be written summarising the information gathered and the diagnostic outcome of the assessment. This will also include recommendations and helpful sources. If appropriate a referral for medication to your GP can be made.
To discuss your support needs in confidence please do not hesitate to contact us.