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Thank you for considering The Cooley Practice for your ADHD assessment.
You can be assured that your child’s assessment will be offered by a member of our team with expertise in ADHD and other neurodivergence who will hold your family’s needs at the centre of the process.
Informed by NICE guidelines, we use evidenced-based assessment tools that are considered ‘gold standard’ within the profession, offering a valid and reliable assessment to explore and understand your child’s difficulties. Where ADHD is clearly evidenced, a formal diagnosis will be given and the assessment and recommendations will be documented in a comprehensive report.
ADHD stands for Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder. According to DSM-5 criteria, it is characterised as “a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity and impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development”. People with ADHD often experience difficulties with concentration and distractibility and this can lead to problems organising and completing tasks. ADHD can also include high energy, excessive physical movement, and impulsivity.
It is possible to have the attention and concentration difficulties without hyperactivity, and this is referred to as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).
Please contact us for further details on the assessment process.
The Cooley Practice offers a triage assessment to determine whether a full diagnostic assessment of ADHD is warranted.
The triage assessment involves completion of screening questionnaires, alongside a follow-up telephone call with a clinical psychologist. This will provide an opportunity for discussion around the reason for referral and your child’s current strengths and needs. Together, you will also review the outcome of the screening questionnaires and by the end of the call, a decision can be made about whether a full ADHD assessment is required.
Following the screening appointment, our full diagnostic assessment uses a combination of standardised assessment measures and clinical interviews to gather information relevant to your child’s assessment. Information will be collected from you, your child, and your child’s school.
Where indicated, the clinical psychologist may choose to use the Qb check. The result of this computer test provides objective data for the clinician to consider alongside other information gathered.
The clinical psychologist leading your assessment will then review all of the information that has been gathered to confirm the outcome of the assessment, which they will share with your during a feedback appointment. A comprehensive diagnostic report, including recommendations, will follow.
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