Screening and Assessment of ADHD

A typical assessment of a child with ADHD begins with a parental interview to obtain information about the family history, medial history, and educational history of the child. Parent rating scales may be used to understand the presentation of ADHD in your child. The professional also interacts with the child to make behavioral observations and confirm the symptoms that the child presents. Standard questionnaires on developmental milestones and social functioning are filled to get a deeper understanding about the effect of ADHD on social participation.

The diagnosis is made using standardised tools such as The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – 5th Edition [DSM-5] and The International Classification of Diseases- 10 [ICD-10].
Vanderbilt’s ADHD diagnostic parents rating scales (VADPRS)
Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL)
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – 5th Edition [DSM-5]
The International Classification of Diseases 11th Revision [ICD-11