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Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder is a commonly occurring neurodiversity affecting approximately 1 in 25 Australians. Although more commonly diagnosed in males, there is strong evidence to suggest it is under-diagnosed in females and adults. 

 

It is characterised by persistent patterns of inattentive, impulsive, and sometimes hyperactive behaviour, and is frequently accompanied by emotional regulation challenges.

There are three subtypes:

  • Inattentive type - predominately features of inattention, easy distractibility, forgetfulness, difficulty with organisation 

  • Hyperactive type - predominately features of impulsivity, restlessness, 'on-the-go', interrupting others

  • Combined type - features of both inattention and hyperactivity are present

Additional information:

 

Developmental history

A detailed developmental history provides additional information to inform your child's profile. This can include discussing early developmental milestones, academic progress and current concerns.

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cognitive (IQ) assessment

A cognitive assessment provides an overview of the way a person thinks and reasons. Key areas of focus include Verbal Comprehension, Visual Spatial, Fluid Reasoning, Processing Speed and Working Memory skills. Your clinician will discuss which assessment option is most appropriate for your child based on age and language ability. 

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Behaviour assessment

Behaviour assessments provide insight into a child's behaviour across different contexts. These assessments can explore inattention, hyperactivity, anxiety, aggressive behaviour, and independent functioning skills relative to the child's developmental age. These assessments are provided in the form of online checklists which are given to the parent, teacher and, where appropriate, the individual themselves. 

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feedback session

A feedback session to discuss the results of the assessment process will be arranged, generally within two weeks of the final session. 

 

Please note: You will need a Paediatrician or Psychiatrist to formalise a diagnosis of ADHD

Fee: $1,400 (cognitive & behaviour assessment)

Fee: $400 (behaviour assessment only)

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