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Private Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Assessment And Diagnosis Oxford

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the term used to describe a condition that includes several symptoms including impulsiveness, difficulties concentrating on one task, and hyperactivity. ADHD is not a disease, and therefore, it cannot be “cured.” With effective treatments and therapies, however, children and adults with ADHD can receive meaningful assistance and successfully integrate it into their daily lives. ADHD diagnosis Oxford.

A Brief Overview Of ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are related, though distinct conditions. Both are neurological disorders, but only ADHD is defined by a consistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactive impulsivity that interferes with daily functioning in at least two settings (for example, at school and home). ADHD impacts children and adults, boys and girls, and people of all backgrounds.

There are three types of ADHD:

Most children who are diagnosed with ADHD display symptoms of the combined category.

Are You Considering ADHD Testing And Diagnosis For Your Child?

People showing symptoms of ADHD can be diagnosed at an early age, though sometimes behaviours may only become apparent when a person’s circumstances change. Children, for example, are often diagnosed within the first few years of beginning school. If you are concerned about your child’s impulsivity, hyperactivity or ability to concentrate, ADHD testing and diagnosis may be a crucial step in ensuring your child receives meaningful assistance.

Three Primary Benefits to Parents of a Private ADHD Assessment :

What To Expect At Your Initial ADHD Assessment Consultation with Oxford CBT

All testing and diagnosis begin with an initial 90 – minute consultation between parents, your child and an Oxford CBT Clinical Psychologist. During that session, your psychologist will work to understand your concerns as parents while also observing your child’s interaction, communication and behaviour. Your clinician will also use the time to gather information relevant to your child’s medical history and ongoing health. They will also administer the RCADS questionnaire, which screens for anxiety disorders and depression.

After your initial consultation, your Oxford CBT clinician will be prepared to identify whether specific symptoms or signs warrant further exploration and/or testing. The psychologist will also formalize these findings in a report and email it to parents. If traits of ADHD are identified, further assessments will be recommended and scheduled.

Examples of common assessments include:

To begin the process we offer a ‘Triage appointment’ before a full assessment. Meet with one of our specialist clinicians to review your concerns, screen for the common signs of Autism and ADHD and get an overview of your current situation. Importantly, this ensures we put you on the right path in terms of your assessment plan, signposting or recommendations for further support. Reach out to us today or easily schedule your Triage appointment by clicking below.

**We provide Autism Assessment for 7+ years and for ADHD 12+ years.

A Brief Overview Of ADHD Testing

ADHD testing begins with behavioural observations in multiple environments, including parents, school and other professionals. Typically, we achieve this by asking parents and teachers (or other appropriate individuals) to complete one or more assessment surveys. These are important tools, as they help identify whether your son or daughter demonstrates similar behaviours in more than one setting.

Diagnostic Report And Follow Up

Once all information has been received, a report will then be completed and sent to parents. Oxford CBT will also schedule time with you to explain the report and provide practical recommendations for moving forward. These recommendations usually include a block of sessions with a therapist.

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Beginning the assessment process can be worrisome, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming.

The Diagnostic Report will provide the following information:

Following completion of testing, we also recommend that parents consult with their child’s general practitioner, especially if medication may be a helpful option.

Take an ADHD self-assessment Quiz

Complete this quick quiz so that we can gain a better understanding of your challenges and needs.

What Our Patients Have To Say

15:37 01 Sep 23
Highly recommend Oxford CBT. Deepika was incredibly helpful when it came to invoices for insurance, and changing between in-person and online sessions. My weekly sessions with Ellie were always positive, she always validated my feelings and provided me with techniques to reach my therapy goals. She is brilliant, and I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for help.
Imogen GrahamImogen Graham
14:10 08 Jun 23
Can't speak highly enough of Oxford CBT. The booking/rearrangement process has been updated to be really easy, and the flexibility to be online or in-person is invaluable. I worked on my struggles with depression and anxiety with Ellen and then more extensively with Ellie and she helped me so much, even just session-to-session she's so friendly and warm and validating, I could laugh with her just as often as I could cry. When I started CBT I wasn't convinced that it would work but with the patience of Ellen and Ellie, I'm doing so much better. Thank you so much to them and to Oxford CBT.
Gemma LandersGemma Landers
14:03 20 May 22
It was very easy to book sessions. Jennifer was a great therapist, every session with her was great and really helped me. She was kind and caring and knowledgeable. All the things she gave me to help, worked, and I still use them now when I need to. CBT really helped me and I would highly recommend Oxford CBT.
James WestgateJames Westgate
11:10 27 Sep 21
Karen IsonKaren Ison
15:52 14 Sep 21
I have just completed a final phase of therapy. It has been hard work but so beneficial. The schema therapy knowledge that Tom used has given me a much better insight into how my childhood has impacted me as an adult and given me freedom from the past and the ability to move on. Tom's unfailing encouragement and empathy kept me going on the difficult journey. I would recommend to anyone.
Elizabeth RoweElizabeth Rowe
16:39 03 Mar 21
I started doing weekly CBT sessions with Ellie in September 2020 at a time when I was suffering badly from insomnia and was looking for help dealing with anxiety and racing thoughts at night. Although we never met in person but only over Zoom, I felt as though Ellie and I had some really good conversations. She's an immensely sympathetic and caring person and she also has a good sense of humour. She really tried hard to help me talk through my problems and to give me CBT-based strategies for dealing with stress. I'd recommend her to anyone.
12:20 07 Jul 20
I had my therapy sessions with Adam Lacey. He is just amazing. He has empowered me to be more in touch with myself and more true to my values. He has helped me to understand the matrix through which I see the world, in order to change it accordingly to what I really believe in and to what I find more useful in this moment of my life. He has helped to develop my compassionate side both towards myself and towards others. We’ve worked together on self criticism and self confidence. I felt Adam kept adapting the sessions according to my needs, mixing up different styles and supporting me holistically. I also brought to him themes that might be less common for therapists (such as polyamory) and he has made me feel welcomed, safe and supported.Skype sessions worked perfectly fine. Adam has been able to create a connection and make me feel completely comfortable with the online sessions.

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