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Multi-disciplinary assessment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: a tertiary assessment package

  • H. Kat (a1), Clay Frake (a1) and Rebecca Sawtell (a1)
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Aims and method

A tertiary assessment package was set up for the more equivocal cases of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who present with problems of inattention, impulsivity and overactivity. The structure of the three-day package was discussed, with an analysis of our experience in assessing 12 children using the pilot project. The package and Its use in clinical practice are presented.

Results

The pilot project described can be modified into a two-day package.

Clinical implications

Assessment of ADHD conducted in multiple settings inherently has many advantages over single clinic assessment. We suggest that such an assessment protocol can be conducted cost effectively.

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Multi-disciplinary assessment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: a tertiary assessment package

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