A Test for Kids with ADHD?

Many parents, confronted with their child’s high levels of impulsivity and general inability to stay focused, are concerned about the possibility of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. At LaunchPad Counseling in Richmond VA, we use the Conners 3 assessment. It is an effective way to test for this disorder, as well as other problem behavior, in children and adolescents. Not only can the Connors 3 help with screening and support for diagnosis, it can also be used to monitor a child’s ongoing progress.

The test is given in three parts: written observations by a parent, a teacher and a self-report from the child. It measures several different areas of potential concern, including inattention, hyperactivity/impulsivity, learning problems and executive functioning.

Children struggling with ADHD have trouble organizing and completing tasks, as well as difficulty […]