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Child ADHD Assessment

An ADHD diagnosis for a child will enable the people around them, including parents/carers, friends and schools, to provide the appropriate support and strategies in line with their needs.

ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a neurodevelopmental condition that can affect individuals of all ages. It affects people's behaviour in varying ways. Although the causes of ADHD are not fully understood, research suggests that genetic factors and altered brain development may play a role. Awareness of ADHD in society is growing all the time.

Symptoms of ADHD manifest differently in each child however, symptoms can include restlessness, fidgeting, impulsivity, finding it hard to focus and follow instructions, excessive talking, forgetfulness, difficulties with organisation, difficulties in planning and executing school work, difficulties with emotional regulation etc. These behaviours can impact a child’s academic progress, social interactions, and academic achievements, resulting in low self-esteem. Sometimes ADHD symptoms can be mistaken for wilful misbehaviour in children, which is not the case. At Provide Wellbeing, we help you to understand and develop strategies to manage your child's symptoms in line with their needs.

What are some possible signs of ADHD?

ADHD can present itself in many different ways and these signs may differ depending on the age of the person concerned. Some common behaviours and signs associated with ADHD include (but are not limited to):

  • Fidgety and hyperactive
  • Difficulty focusing or organising
  • Forgetfulness
  • Interrupting others or talking a lot
  • Mood swings

This list should not be used to diagnose ADHD. However, this may help you to understand if an ADHD assessment will benefit your child.

What is an ADHD assessment like?

A neurodevelopmental consultant carries out our ADHD assessments in an approachable way. The consultant will discuss your child's medical history, symptoms, and any background information that may impact the diagnosis. You can respond on your child's behalf, where required. As part of our assessment process, information will also be obtained from school (if your child attends an educational setting), to gather more information about their strengths and difficulties in this environment.

Our team will provide a thorough report as standard following an assessment. The report outlines support strategies, next steps, and complete details of what a diagnosis of ADHD means for you and your child. ADHD and its associated symptoms can be managed with educational support, advice, and medicine where needed.

ADHD Medication Process and Aftercare

At our ADHD diagnostic clinic, we will ensure that verbal and written advice about the different medication options and how they work, as per the NICE guidelines, is shared with you. After carefully considering this information and weighing up the possible benefits and side effects of medication, you may choose to trial medication. If you haven’t been referred via the NHS or Right to Choose, then as Provide Wellbeing is a private organisation, the prescriptions you are issued will need to be paid for when you take them to a pharmacy.

When starting on ADHD medication, regular monitoring of height, weight, blood pressure and heart rate is important. ADHD medication prescriptions are for ‘controlled drugs’, which means they require extra attention and cannot be issued as repeat prescriptions. It is recommended that reviews are generally conducted at three weeks, three months, and six months and, after that, every six months; however, the frequency can vary depending on individual circumstances. 

Once a patient is clinically stable on their ADHD medication it is anticipated that the GP will take over the prescribing, Provide Wellbeing will support with this transfer, however, cannot guarantee that your GP will accept to take over issuing prescriptions.

To review the full Autism & ADHD Service pricing, please refer to our pricing webpage for further information.

Pricing & Appointment Information

ADHD assessment - £1,200

Follow up appointment - £400

We offer an ADHD assessment for your child and an optional follow-up appointment to review any outstanding questions about the diagnosis. Please note that before the appointment, you must provide background medical information and any other relevant details for the paediatrician to review ahead of the appointment.

For full details of our refund and cancellation policy please visit our Pricing & Payment Terms.

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Combined Assessments

It can be more practical for a child or young person to have a combined assessment where they are assessed for both autism and ADHD simultaneously.

Parents or children can prefer this assessment style as it reduces the number of appointments in a cost-effective way.

Find out more in the short video.

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Dr Amin Band, Lead Consultant Neurodevelopmental Paediatrician
Dr Amin Band  Lead Neurodevelopmental Consultant
Dr Band is a Lead Neurodevelopmental Consultant, devising integrated pathways for Autism and ADHD in Mid Essex.
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