Assessment

Assessment involves:

  • medical and family history

  • physical examination
  • interviews with parents, child and child's teacher
  • behaviour rating scales
  • observation of the child
  • psychological tests which look at thinking and learning as well as and social and emotional adjustment, as well as screening for learning disabilities

Treatment

There is no "quick fix" when treating ADD/ADHD. Effective treatment has several components, including:

  • education about the disorder
  • training in the use of behaviour management
  • medication when indicated