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ADHD: The Facts$
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Mark Selikowitz

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9780198867371

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198867371.001.0001

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Diagnosis and assessment

Diagnosis and assessment

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ADHD: The Facts

Mark Selikowitz

Oxford University Press

The first step in the treatment of ADHD is making the correct diagnosis. Only when it is known that a child has ADHD and that all other possible causes of child’s problems have been excluded, can a proper treatment programme be devised. The best person to make the diagnosis is a specialist paediatrician with an interest and expertise in developmental and learning difficulties in children. Educational psychologists also play a vital role in the process by which ADHD is diagnosed. This chapter outlines diagnosis and assessment of ADHD, including the history, examination, psychometric testing (intelligence, academic achievement, other abilities), special investigations, and formulation of a management plan.

Keywords:   ADHD, developmental paediatrician, educational psychologist, psychometric tests, multidisciplinary assessment, QEEG, evoked potential, academic test, intelligence test, management plan

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