Educational Assessments offer four packages and one advanced clinical assessment. The first three packages assess all learning disorders, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). From our Sydney centre, we can assess and diagnose both children and adults. Educational Assessments’ packages include:

ADHD Inattentive Presentation – ADHD Hyperactive/Impulsive Presentation – ADHD Combined Presentation

Early intervention means children needn’t view their disorder as an impediment. Like all young people, children with ADHD require love and support. However, you might be unaware of how you can help and you may not even be aware of the behavioural symptoms. Such symptoms can present themselves before the age of 6 and can occur in the child’s day-to-day life – both at home and at school. An estimated 3-5% of children worldwide have the disorder. Case numbers have risen due to our understanding of ADHS’s impact on educational attainment. This is why we are more pro-active with our ADHD assessments. It is important to note that there are two distinct categories of ADHD. Most individuals with ADHD have problems across both categories – although there are outliers. There is a form of ADHD known simply as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). ADD can go unnoticed as its behavioural symptoms are tough to recognise and can be less obvious.

Behavioural Symptoms


o Accident-prone
o Difficulty following instructions
o Difficulty organising tasks
o Easily distracted
o Forgetful
o Inability for tedium

Hyperactivity & Impulsiveness

o Excessive talking
o Inability to concentrate
o Impulsive actions
o Interruptive tendencies
o Little or no sense of danger
o Prone to fidgeting

Attention Deficit Disorder is a genetic biological predisposition. Knowing what we now know, families can distinguish relatives who may have gone undiagnosed. This is often characterised by troublesome activity at school. Due to the lack of understanding of ADHD at the time, this would have been disheartening for the relative. ADHD is a disorder emblematic of frustration, after all. Children become upset by their actions, despite lacking control over their behavioural tendencies.

Without a professional assessment and diagnosis, a child could be written off as a troublemaker – like their relatives. ADHD is a genetic disorder and so children will have the disorder for life. However, through maturation, some have seen the severity of their symptoms diminish. If we were to take a biological approach, this could be due to maturity and hormonal stability. Conversely, a social stance might suggest they learned coping strategies to adapt to their environment.

If you would like Educational Assessments’ services, our Sydney centre provides ADHD assessments. These are for both children and adults.

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