This tool can be used as an aid to assist in the diagnosis of ADHD. The tool is meant to be completed after the clinician has finished an assessment of the young person including information obtained from a responsible family member or responsible adult who knows the youth well whenever possible. Once the tool is completed the clinician should review the DSM V criteria for ADHD and ensure that all criteria are fulfilled prior to making a diagnosis.
First, select a number 1, 2, or 3 that best describes the young person as they USUALLY are. Then, once you have done that, if the score is 3 ("very often" box) please decide if, in your opinion, the young person shows that characteristic “Clearly more than other young people at this age”. Thus, some items may have two check marks in their rows and some items may have only one.
For scoring, please see below.
Note: not all young people who demonstrate symptoms of ADHD have ADHD.