WHAT IS ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER?
ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. At different levels, ADHD can negatively affect the child’s environment at home, at school and with friends. Children with ADHD may have difficulties in maintaining their concentration and/or controlling impulsive behaviours. Generally diagnosed during childhood, ADHD often lasts into adulthood. Many children who suffer from ADHD also present with learning difficulties, anxiety, opposition and affective disorders. These difficulties often lead to low self-esteem and difficulties in socialising.
A comprehensive evaluation will:
- assess the child’s intellectual ability
- assess the child’s academic achievement in core areas of the curriculum
- assess the presence of an attention deficit disorder
- determine the type (inattentive, hyperactive, mixture)
- define the degree of severity
- First assessment session
- Second assessment session
- Parent feedback session
In order to obtain more information regarding the child’s profile in different contexts, forms will be given to the child’s parents and teacher. This will enable the identification of problematic behaviours in different environments; home, school, social.The Adelaide Paediatrics psychologist providing ADHD assessments is:
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