Educational Assessment of ADHD/ADD (Over 18 only)

What is ADHD?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by persistent patterns of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that interfere with daily functioning and development. This condition typically begins in childhood and can persist into adulthood. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), published by the American Psychiatric Association, provides the following criteria for diagnosing ADHD:

  1. Inattention: Difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activities, often making careless mistakes, having difficulty organising tasks and activities, being easily distracted, and often forgetting daily activities.

  2. Hyperactivity: Excessive motor activity, such as fidgeting, tapping hands or feet, or being unable to stay seated, especially in situations where it is expected.

  3. Impulsivity: Acting without much forethought or consideration of consequences, interrupting others, blurting out answers before questions have been completed, and having difficulty waiting for one's turn.

These symptoms must be present for at least six months, be more frequent or severe than what is typically observed in individuals of a comparable age and developmental level, and cause significant impairment in social, academic, or occupational functioning. Additionally, the symptoms must be present in multiple settings (e.g., home, school, work) for a diagnosis of ADHD to be made.

Our Assessment

In line with SASC guidelines, our assessment can help with the identification of needs and help explain why adults maybe struggling in comparison to their peers. The assessment can help to get the right support, at the right time, in the right place. We can only offer the ADHD/ADD assessment in conjunction with a full dyslexia assessment.

Our typical ADHD/ADD Assessment

  • Phonological Awareness

  • Phonological Memory

  • Speed of Processing

  • General Ability

  • Working Memory

  • Spelling

  • Reading

  • Handwriting

  • ADHD/ADD questionnaires

  • Diagnostic interview and discussions

  • FAQ's

    We can perform an educational diagnostic report from the age of 18 for ADHD/ADD. This can only be used in the workplace and Educational setting. THIS IS NOT A MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS!

    No. This is not a medical diagnosis. You can use the assessment as evidence towards a medical diagnosis.

    This will help you understand your needs in the workplace, educational setting and at home. The educational diagnosis will not be recorded on your medical record.

    No, as we are specialist teachers. We only offer this service when you are having a full dyslexia assessment, to help rule out any other conditions.

    Wondering if you have ADHD/ADD?

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