ADHD Resources

Diagnose, treat, and monitor treatment progress with these ADHD products.

Rating Scales

Ratings scales paint a picture of how the child performs in multiple settings, and identify the behaviours that indicate a disorder.

 

Behavior Assessment System for Children, Third Edition (BASC™-3)

A comprehensive set of rating scales and forms that help you understand the behaviors and emotions of children and adolescents.

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Brown Executive Function & Attention Scales (NEW!)

Measure DSM-5 symptoms of ADHD along with less apparent impairments of executive functioning.

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Delis Rating of Executive Function (D-REF)

Quickly and easily administer, score, and report the frequency of observed behaviors that identify executive function problems in children and adolescents.

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Task-Oriented Tests

Task-oriented tests directly observe key behaviors that the examinee exhibits and provide objective, quantifiable data to help with treatment planning.

 

Test of Everyday Attention for Children, Second Edition (TEA-Ch2)

Assess a child's ability to selectively attend, sustain attention, divide attention between two tasks, switch attention, and more.

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Interventions

An effective treatment plan needs to be established, and just as each client is unique, as are the methods of treating them for ADHD. In addition to medication and dietary changes, research has found that working memory and attention training—as well as emotional skill building tools—are highly effective.

 

BASC-3 Intervention Guide

This comprehensive guide provides 60+ evidence-based interventions including theoretical and practical information which directly aligns with the BASC-3 assessment results.

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Progress Monitoring

Ensuring the effectiveness of a client's plan is crucial to their success! Continue to use these tools to monitor and track the effects of your intervention plan.

 

BASC-3 Flex Monitor

The BASC Flex Monitor is a web-based, efficient, and comprehensive system that enables psychologists and professionals in a school or clinical environment to monitor and track the effects of a behavioral intervention plan.

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Brown Executive Function & Attention Scales (NEW!)

The Brown EF/A Scales with digital administration on our Q-global® web based system, enhances the program's ability to track progress over time.

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ADHD in Children

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting both children and adults. ADHD in children is described as a persistent or on-going pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that gets in the way of daily life or typical development. Children with ADHD may also have difficulties with maintaining attention, executive function (or the brain's ability to begin an activity, organize itself and manage tasks), and working memory.

ADHD symptoms in kids often overlap with symptoms of other mental and physical health conditions. When a parent reports, "He can't focus," or "She can't finish her homework," is the underlying cause ADHD, anxiety, a reading problem, or within developmental norms? To assess ADHD and develop treatment plans, clinicians evaluate specific symptom areas and try to determine how long the symptoms have been present and how much impairment they cause.

ADHD is classified into three different presentations
  • Inattentive
  • Hyperactive-Impulsive
  • Combined Inattentive & Hyperactive-Impulsive
Symptoms a child must have for an ADHD diagnosis

In making the ADHD diagnosis, children should have six or more symptoms of the disorder. The criteria of symptoms for a diagnosis of ADHD:

Inattentive presentation

  • Fails to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes
  • Has difficulty sustaining attention
  • Does not appear to listen
  • Struggles to follow through on instructions
  • Has difficulty with organization
  • Avoids or dislikes tasks requiring a lot of thinking
  • Loses things
  • Is easily distracted
  • Is forgetful in daily activities

Hyperactive-impulsive presentation

  • Fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in chair
  • Has difficulty remaining seated
  • Runs about or climbs excessively in children; extreme restlessness in adults
  • Difficulty engaging in activities quietly
  • Acts as if driven by a motor; adults will often feel inside like they were driven by a motor
  • Talks excessively
  • Blurts out answers before questions have been completed
  • Difficulty waiting or taking turns
  • Interrupts or intrudes upon others

Combined inattentive & hyperactive-impulsive presentation

  • Has symptoms from both of the above presentations
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