ADHD Assessment: What to Expect

 ADHD Weekly 2016-02-02

“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.