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ADHD & Autism Assessment in Children

What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) describes a developmental condition that affects how a person processes stimuli, manages competing demands and interacts with the world around them. It might be noticeable in primary school years or later as attentional needs become more demanding.

Symptoms of ADHD

Symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can affect the following areas:

Communication and interactions with other people

This may include:

Ability to concentrate on tasks

This may include:


This may include:

ADHD also very commonly affects sleep, particularly falling asleep in evening times.

When to consider an assessment for ADHD

There are several situations in which it may be helpful for a child or young person to have an assessment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. For instance:

How an assessment for ADHD can help

Understanding your child’s lived experience is key to their development. Given the correct, tailored, targeted supports children can flourish, both in education and at home. This can only follow a detailed assessment to identify their specific strengths and difficulties at an individual level. We often find that children and young people are relieved that their experience is not so unusual, and that there are many other children, young people and adults with similar neurodiverse profiles.

What to expect from our ADHD Assessment