ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – is a diverse behavioural syndrome characterized by the core symptoms of:
Not every person with ADHD has all of the symptoms of hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention. However, for a person to be diagnosed with ADHD, their symptoms should be associated with at least a moderate degree of psychological, social and/or educational or occupational impairment.
Following a diagnosis of ADHD in a child of pre-school age, we will work closely with parents and pre-school/Montessori, explaining and advising of the diagnosis and on the severity of symptoms. Recommendations and strategies will be offered in putting together a care plan for special education needs that may arise.
This would also apply to children who are attending primary/secondary school level. It is important that in all areas of the child’s life there is a clear care pathway (home, school and social environment). Parents would be advised to take up parental classes in order for them to develop coping mechanisms while parenting a child with ADHD.
What’s involved in an ADHD ASSESSMENT?
- Pre-school/School Observation
- Cognitive Assessment
- Connor’s Scale Assessment is completed with Parents and also Teachers
- Interview with Parents
- Feedback with Report
- Report with recommendations for therapeutic plan, Educational supports that may need to be implemented