ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is a DSM-5 diagnosis made:
- by trained health care professionals
- after a review of behaviors and symptoms occurring across at least two settings, for example, home and school/day care.
- when behaviors and symptoms represent a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development and
- symptoms must be present before age 12.
At PCC we utilize clinical interview, self-report measures, parent report measures, school report measures, standardized assessment measures, and school observation (as necessary) to confirm the diagnosis and to make comprehensive recommendations for managing, treating, and parenting the individual.
Common Assessment Measures for ADHD in children and Adults:
Conners 3 Rating Scales (Conners 3) – self, parent and teacher report
Conners Adult ADHD Rating Scale (CAARS)
Conners’ Continuous Performance Test III (CPT-III)
Conners’ Kiddie Contiuous Performance Test Version 5 (K-CPT V.5)
Delis-Kaplan Executive Functioning System (D-KEFS)
NEPSY – Second Edition (NEPSY-II)
Beck Youth Inventories, Second Edition (BYI-II)
Cognitive and Achievement measures to supplement ADHD measures:
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fourth and Fifth Edition (WISC-IV and WISC-V)
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale- Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV)
Wechsler Individual Achievement Test- Third Edition (WIAT-III)
Woodcock Johnson Test of Achievement – Third Edition (W/J-III)
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 214.526.4525.