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ADHD Assessment: What to Expect

“What can I expect when my child has an assessment for ADHD?” is something many parents wonder when it’s first suggested their child be evaluated for ADHD.

Once an appointment is made with a pediatrician or a specialist in childhood ADHD, you can expect:

  • A physical exam, including a family medical history

  • Interviews with you and your child by the clinician

  • Clinical observation of your child

  • Forms to be completed by teachers, coaches, youth group leaders or other adults who work with your child

  • Additional assessments for other challenges your child may have

The assessment should take several visits to the clinician. Generally, a single visit isn’t enough to evaluate a child, or an adult, for ADHD.

For more information on what to expect, visit our webpage Comprehensive Assessment.

This article appeared in ADHD Weekly on February 02, 2016.

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