Medical Science does not provide a singular test to diagnose ADD/ADHD. Determination of ADD/ADHD requires a healthcare provider to be involved and use a number of different tools and protocols; a checklist of symptoms, interview about past and present problems, a medical exam to rule out other conditions. The symptoms of ADD/ADHD, such as difficulty concentrating and hyperactivity, can be caused by other medical problems. Therefore, a thorough assessment is crucial for ADD/ADHD diagnosis and management.
The forms below help in assessing ADHD and managing it. We may require completed teacher and parent Vanderbilt forms to schedule initial consultation.
- ADHD – Vanderbilt Teacher Informant (Eng)
- ADHD – Vanderbilt Parent Informant (Eng)
- ADHD – Follow Up Vanderbilt Parent and Teacher Informant (Eng)
- ADHD – Behavioral Plan
- ADHD – Parent Assessment (Spanish)
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At present, combination of medication and behavioral therapy is the best option to effectively treat ADHD. For additional information on other available therapies and ongoing research, Click here.