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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Current assessment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) should include:

1. A medical, family, and school history documenting the age of onset;

2. Clear evidence of interference with developmentally appropriate social, academic, or occupational functioning;

3. Interviews or rating scales completed by others who can comment on the person's behavior, such as parent, friend, or spouse;

4. Specific ADHD test which may include:

• Test of Variables of Attention - TOVA
• Gordon Diagnostic System - GDS
• IVA Continuous Performance Test;

• All test scores and data.

5. Diagnosis of ADHD according to criteria found in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

• Neurologist/Psychiatrist:

• reason for diagnosis
• recommended drug therapy

• Psychologist:

• screen for LD testing: ability (WAIS-III) and achievement (Woodcock-Johnson, Revised)
• tests of social and emotional adjustment (e.g., depression scales).

• Include name(s), credentials, and license number of evaluator.
• Clear and specific statement of how the disability substantially impairs adult functioning supported by information in the evaluation.

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