Diagnostic Information by CADDRA

 

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The information provided on this website is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or care. It is not intended to be a substitute for the care of a physician with expertise in ADHD and its comorbidities. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.  Attached is information provided by Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA).  CADDRA is a Canadian non-profit, multi-disciplinary alliance of healthcare professional working in the field of ADHD. CADDRA produces the Canadian ADHD Practice Guidelines – now in its 3rd edition – and assessment toolkits. CADDRA provides education, training and support on ADHD for healthcare clinicians through our annual national conference, training courses and eLearning portal.

 

 

 Your child is being assessed for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Print out and complete the forms as advised by your health professional. The forms will provide him/her with information on how your child functions in different areas of life and must be reviewed by a trained medical professional as part of an overall ADHD assessment. ADHD is not identified just through questionnaires. Diagnosing ADHD is not a matter of simply recognizing certain symptoms; a thorough medical evaluation is necessary to rule out other possible causes for your child's symptoms.

ADHD Assessment Forms for children to print:

Weiss Symptom Record (PDF)

Weiss Functional Impairment Rating Scale for Parents (PDF) for Parents (PDF) 

ADHD Checklist [PDF]

SNAP-IV 26 – Teacher and Parent Rating Scale

CADDRA Teacher Assessent Form [PDF]

CADDRA Patient ADHD Medication Form [PDF]

 

How to Complete the Forms

Your input is very important but don't worry about answering the questions incorrectly or be concerned you might 'label' your child. There are no right or wrong answers. You will be asked questions about how your child functions in a variety of different situations. If you are unsure of an answer, provide an answer which best describes your child a good deal of the time in that particular situation. Individual questions are less important than the scale as a whole, and this can only be properly evaluated by a trained professional.

Additional testing may be recommended by your health professional. This is particularly important if a learning disorder, speech disorder, or any other health condition is suspected. 


 

Assessment Forms for Adolescents 

Print out and complete the forms as advised by your health professional. The forms will provide him/her with information on how you function in different areas of life and must be reviewed by a trained medical professional as part of an overall ADHD assessment. ADHD is not identified just through questionnaires. Diagnosing ADHD is not a matter of simply recognizing certain symptoms; a thorough medical evaluation is necessary to rule out other possible causes for your symptoms.

ADHD Assessment Forms to Print

Your input is very important but don't worry about answering the questions incorrectly or be concerned that you might 'label' yourself. There are no right or wrong answers. You will be asked questions on how you function in a variety of different situations. If you are unsure of an answer, provide an answer which best describes you a good deal of the time in that particular situation. Individual questions are less important than the scale as a whole, and this can only be properly evaluated by a trained professional. 


Assessment forms for Adults 

If you are living in two households, each household may be asked to complete these forms separately. It is important that you and your parents/guardians take the time to thoughtfully complete all the required questionnaires. This information on how you function in different settings is essential. For that reason, it is also important that your teacher also provides feedback. Please give the teacher the indicated forms and the teacher instruction handout.

Additional testing may be recommended by your health professional. This is particularly important if a learning disorder, speech disorder, or any other health condition is suspected.

You are being assessed for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). You, and someone who knows you well (significant other, family member, roommate or close friend), will be asked to complete forms in order to provide your medical professional with information on how you function in different areas of your life. The forms can be printed out as a package (which follows the CADDRA recommended adult ADHD assessment protocol) or separately.

Print out and complete the forms as advised by your health professional. The forms will provide him/her with information on how you function in different areas of life and must be reviewed by a trained medical professional as part of an overall ADHD assessment. ADHD is not identified just through questionnaires. Diagnosing ADHD is not a matter of simply recognizing certain symptoms; a thorough medical evaluation is necessary to rule out other possible causes for your symptoms.

ADHD Assessment Forms to Print

Weiss Symptom Record (WSR)

Weiss Functional Impa irment Rating Scale – SELF REPORT (WFIRS-S)

ADHD CHECKLIST

SNAP-IV 26 – Teacher and Parent Rating Scale

Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS-v1.1) Symptom Checklist

CADDRA PATIENT ADHD MEDICATION FORM

Your input is very important but don't worry about answering the questions incorrectly or be concerned that you might 'label' yourself. There are no right or wrong answers. You will be asked questions on how you function in a variety of different situations. If you are unsure of an answer, provide an answer which best describes you a good deal of the time in that particular situation. Individual questions are less important than the scale as a whole, and this can only be properly evaluated by a trained professional.