Assess whether your child has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) using our specialist, private assessment and receive treatment options from our diagnosis. Our experts are committed to helping every child with ADHD unlock their potential.
Assessing & diagnosing ADHD in children
The child ADHD assessment lasts for approximately 1.5 hours and includes an online test, called the QbCheck, a clinical interview and the completion of a number of validated assessment scales.
Completing a specialist assessment in a clinical environment is the only way to diagnose ADHD. This ensures that our diagnosis is accurate and enables a bespoke treatment plan to be created. It’s important to get an early diagnosis as this can have a significant impact on the condition in later life.
Part 1: an online test
The QbCheck and QbTest are the only ADHD tests that are both CE marked and FDA/TGA cleared for use as an aid in the assessment and treatment evaluation of ADHD for people aged 6 to 60 years old. The test measures attention, impulsivity and motor activity and is an important piece of evidence used to support the final clinical judgement.
Part 2: a review of results & interview with your child
After the test has been completed, a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist will conduct a comprehensive clinical assessment which will review the results of any questionnaires completed prior to the appointment as well as school reports and other evidence. Most importantly, it will include an in-depth interview with your child, exploring their symptoms, medical history and behaviour.
Listen to one of our experts, Dr Sylvia Baker talk about the assessment clinic for children with ADHD.
Our ADHD assessment fees
We provide a number of pricing plans and packages so you can get the right diagnosis and treatment for your child. ADHD assessments start at £1,150.
Treatment options for ADHD in children
It’s often thought that medication is the only treatment option available for children with ADHD. However, a broad range of non-pharmacological approaches exists, such as omega-3 supplements, exclusion diets, cognitive therapy, or neurofeedback. A combination of the two is found to be very successful in treating the condition in some children.
Education and support can also be provided to families and educational professionals. For example, parents of children with ADHD/ADD might find parenting strategies very useful. Psychoeducation of parents, teachers and those directly dealing with ADHD/ADD is also highly recommended.
Whatever your preference, our ADHD specialists are here to support your child.
Positive qualities of ADHD in children
ADHD should not be viewed as an impediment. In fact, people with ADHD have many positive characteristics! They can succeed because of their charming attitude, endless energy and vitality, creativity, problem-solving skills and empathy. In a school environment, a child might benefit from enhanced creativity, hyper-focus, vitality and spontaneity. With the right support, the opportunities are endless.
Symptoms of ADHD in children
If you suspect that your child presents with any of the following symptoms, they might benefit from an ADHD assessment:
- Being forgetful and tend to lose or misplace things
- Being easily distracted by the environment or by unrelated thoughts, like day-dreaming
- Blurting out answers or thoughts, like in a lesson at school or during quiet reading time
- Tending to do things on the spur of the moment, without thinking, which gets them into trouble
- Difficulty waiting their turn to do something, like finding it hard to stand in a queue and wait
- Feeling restless or edgy, have difficulty turning their thoughts off, and finding stress hard to handle
- Difficulty organising and managing tasks. They may miss important deadlines, particularly during busy periods at school
- Fidgeting and finding it difficult to sit still, often finding a reason to stand and walk around when sitting down is expected
- Getting easily distracted and making careless mistakes, particularly with tasks that do not interest them. For example, reading a complex book on a topic they’re not interested in
1 in 20 children have ADHD
ADHD is the most common neuropsychiatric condition in childhood and adolescence.
It’s also the second most frequent medical condition in childhood after asthma. ADHD affects around 1 in 20 children and adolescents worldwide, meaning that in a school setting, at least one child per class would be affected by this condition.
Is ADHD genetic?
The myth that ADHD is a result of ‘bad parenting’ is simply not the case. In fact, scientific evidence shows that ADHD/Attention Deficit Disorder is a highly heritable condition. It’s believed that it’s caused by a combination of certain susceptibility genes and environmental risk factors during pregnancy and early childhood, like low birth weight and prematurity.
Start your child’s ADHD assessment
If you think your child has some of these symptoms, simply fill out the form below to get your child assessed for ADHD.
After contacting our specialists, you’ll go through a streamlined process where a dedicated team will support you. After you enquire, you’ll get a diagnosis in 2 weeks.