ADHD Assessments

What is ADHD? 

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that impacts inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity. Symptoms of ADHD often become apparent during early childhood and many people continue to experience difficulties into their teenage and adult years. ADHD impacts daily functioning and there is a high prevalence of mental health difficulties amongst people who have ADHD. People who have ADHD will have different strengths and what they find difficult will vary, but they will show a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity

  • Difficulty paying close attention to detail
  • Difficulty sustaining attention during tasks 
  • Starting lots of tasks but struggling to finish them
  • Finding it hard to organise tasks and activities 
  • Not appearing to listen when someone is talking to you 
  • Losing things 
  • Being easily distracted things that are going on around you 
  • Disliking tasks that require sustained mental effort 
  • Being forgetful 
  • Fidgeting 
  • Leaving a situation when you are expected to be seated
  • Talking a lot 
  • Blurting out answers before questions have been finished 
  • Interrupting others when they speak
  • Finding it difficult to take turns 
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“Timely ADHD assessments with experienced professionals”

 What does an ADHD Assessment involve? 

An initial consultation

To get an overview of the current difficulties  

Pre-screening questionnaires

To provide a more specific indicator of common traits associated with ADHD

In-depth Assessment

To understand your currently difficulties, mental health, family and developmental history, we will conduct a thorough assessment. This part of the assessment will last 50 minutes.

The Diagnostic Interview for ADHD in Adults (DIVA) 

The DIVA is based on the DSM-IV criteria for ADHD and is a structured clinical interview. Whenever possible, your clinical psychologist would always prefer to complete the DIVA in the presence of a family member who knew you when you were young, or a partner. This part of the assessment will last around 60 minutes. 

Optional Assessments

Enhanced, optional assessment elements to measure different aspects of attention and assess cognitive functioning. 

Multidisciplinary Team Meeting (MDT)

Your assessing clinicians will hold an MDT meeting to discuss your assessment and determine the outcome. 

Feedback meeting

A meeting to let you know the outcome of the assessment and give you time to ask questions

A comprehensive report 

You will receive a report detailing the findings of the assessments


We will provide individualised recommendations, based on your needs.

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