ADHD Assessments for Children & Young People (5-17 years old)

ADHD Assessments for Children & Young People (5-17 years old)

There’s no single, definitive diagnostic test for ADHD — no blood analysis, no brain scan, no genetic screening — so diagnosis of ADHD is not a quick or simple task. Child or Teen ADHD assessments at The Edinburgh Practice are carried out by our Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists and Specialty Doctors.  The clinical evaluation of ADHD is comprehensive and multidimensional and captures its impact on home, school and social functioning. Our ADHD assessments are in line with best practice guidelines from NICE.

The Assessment Process

Stage 1: Initial consultation appointment

At the first appointment, you and your child or teenager will meet with one of our Consultant Psychiatrists or Specialty Doctors for a Comprehensive Clinical Assessment. From here, you, your child and the doctor will all become acquainted with one another and discuss what you should expect from the assessment and what the assessment process entails. The doctor will start the clinical assessment and ask questions to gather background information.

Stage 2: Developmental history appointment

The second part of the assessment includes a thorough developmental history with the parents alone, without the child or young person present. This is to discuss current difficulties that your child or teenager is experiencing both at home and in school, and to investigate any co-existing conditions that may be present. At the end of this appointment, you will be provided with the SNAP-IV Comprehensive Behaviour Rating Scales. These scales are completed by parents and a teacher at your child’s school.

Stage 3: Feedback appointment

The feedback appointment will be arranged once the SNAP-IV rating scales, information from the clinical assessment including developmental history and information from school have been gathered together and reviewed by the doctor to determine whether your child meets the DSM-V diagnostic criteria for ADHD. You and your child will attend a feedback session where the results of the assessment will be shared with you. If a formal diagnosis is given and medication is indicated, your child’s treatment will usually be initiated at the end of this session. Recommendations will also be made for psychosocial and behavioural interventions where appropriate. A comprehensive report will be sent out to you and your child’s GP and school (with your permission) approximately 6 – 8 weeks after your feedback appointment.

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