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ADHD Assessments at Harley Therapy™ London

Suspect your child or teen has attention deficit? 

Is your child struggling at school and acting out at home? Worried he or she has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and interested in a professional opinion? 

ADHD and ADD symptoms in children

It is now recognised that there are three main symptoms of attention deficit, which are: 

  • Inattention 
  • Impulsivity
  • Hyperactivity

Only one of the above symptoms can merit a diagnosis if severe enough to affect several areas of your child or teen's life, such as learning and socialising. A dreamy child always staring out the window is as much a potential candidate as a hyper child constantly disrupting the classroom. 

This has led to the use of ‘ADD’, attention deficit disorder, as well as ‘ADHD’, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.  Although here in the UK 'ADHD' is the official diagnostic term. 

ADHD assessment for children and adolescents

There is no simple test for ADHD in children and teens. Instead, diagnosis involves a very thorough assessment. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) advises that a team of healthcare professionals are involved, working together to evaluate your child's medical, developmental, and psychological history, and his or her current behaviours and symptoms.

This can include a physical exam, several interviews of both you and possibly other family members, having teachers fill out reports, then interviewing, observing, and testing your child.  

Recommended treatment for child ADHD 

Your child’s team of healthcare providers work together to create a multidisciplinary treatment plan which can include therapy sessions, extra help at school, and support for you as the parents of an ADHD child. 

Medication is only offered in serious cases and should be combined with psychological treatments and support. For more information on getting an ADHD diagnosis for your child see our page that has more information on our specialist ADHD clinic

The Benefits of an ADHD assessment for your child and family

A child with attention deficit issues affects your whole family. An assessment can identify or rule out ADHD, as well as spot any other issues like learning differences or developmental disorders. 

The benefits of an assessment include: 

  • Understanding your child and his or her behaviour 
  • Recognising and building on your child’s strengths 
  • Optimising your home environment to ease symptoms 
  • Learning parenting strategies that help you cope 
  • Helping your child with social skills, self-control, and problem-solving
  • Accessing support and services to make things easier for your family 

ADD testing - the Harley Therapy™ approach

We recognise that having your child assessed can be an emotional time. At Harley Therapy you can relax in knowing you are in expert hands. Dr Meenal Sohani is highly experienced in ADHD diagnosis and treatment.

Find out how we can help you 

Ready to find ways to help your child and your family?  And prefer to have a private psychiatrist carry out testing and observation, so they work directly for you instead of a school board?

Call us now or book online to make a confidential appointment for an ADHD assessment in the City of London, Harley Street, or London Bridge.

Further reading about ADHD in children 

How to book your session

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All of our practitioners are qualified and accredited with reputable professional associations for counselling and psychotherapy.

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