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ADHD Assessments

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These are offered to children over six years of age, adolescents, and adults where their difficulties may fit the pattern of ADHD.  Our assessments are completed by a multi-disciplinary team and the professionals can include a Clinical Psychologist, an Assistant Psychologist, a Speech and Language Therapist, a paediatrician and other relevant professionals where required. Our assessments follow all the NICE guidelines and are very thorough using robust assessments including the QBCheck and ACE or DIVA interviews. The full assessment process would include:

  • A direct computerised assessment of the person being assessed (QbCheck*). This is completed face to face or virtually.

  • An ADHD interview with the person being assessed and an informant who knows them well, usually a parent or family member (using either the ACE or ACE+ or DIVA or Young DIVA questionnaires). This can be carried out face to face or virtually.

  • A discussion with the person’s school or college if they are still in education. Sometimes a direct school observation is required, and this is usually for those attending a primary school setting or where there are disagreements about a person’s difficulties or presentation. If an observation is required, additional travel costs will be required, and these will be outlined to you in advance.

  • Questionnaires will also be sent or completed with the person and family members and education setting where appropriate. 


Follow up sessions can also be arranged to offer post-diagnostic support or strategies to help manage agreed difficulties associated with ADHD for that person.


To date, our assessments have always been accepted by local authorities and NHS trusts as they are robust and follow NICE guidelines and best practice, but if you are concerned about whether your local trust or area would accept a private assessment, please do contact your local services in the first instance to check this out.


We do not prescribe medication for ADHD, but should the person receive a diagnosis and want to access medications now or in the future the final report should provide evidence of an adequate assessment to confirm diagnosis of ADHD.  You can consult your GP or local ADHD service for guidance on how to access post-diagnostic support and treatment in your area.  This treatment can also be sought from a private paediatrician or psychiatrist and in some areas private nurse prescribers can also support this. Please do ask us for local options if this is required.

*QbCheck is an ADHD test FDA-cleared for use when diagnosing and measuring response to treatment.
QbCheck involves a 15- 20-minute computer-based task that measures attention, impulse control, and activity levels, the webcam on your laptop or desktop tracks your movements during the test. The results compare your performance with
data from other people of the same sex and age who do not have ADHD.

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