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Caring for Children with ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder): A Resource Toolkit for Clinicians


Description

This toolkit is designed to assist clinicians in providing quality care for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It can provide the basis for a coordinated, integrated, and multidisciplinary system of care.

Registration is required to download the toolkit.

This toolkit contains the following tools:

  • NICHQ ADHD Primary Care Initial Evaluation Form - This tool helps organize the various pieces of information needed to make a diagnosis of ADHD. This form also can serve to ensure the child has received a treatment plan, appropriate referrals, and a followup appointment
  • NICHQ Vanderbilt Assessment Scale: Parent Informant - This form is to be completed by the parent and can be used to establish the high frequency of symptoms to make the diagnosis of ADHD. The scale can also screen for coexisting conditions
  • NICHQ Vanderbilt Assessment Scale: Teacher Informant - This form is to be completed by the teacher and can be used to establish the high frequency of symptoms to make the diagnosis of ADHD. The scale can also screen for coexisting conditions
  • NICHQ Vanderbilt Assessment Followup: Parent Informant - This form is for use by the parent and is used to help assess the treatment's effectiveness
  • NICHQ Vanderbilt Assessment Followup: Teacher Informant - This form is for use by the teacher and is used to help assess the treatment's effectiveness
  • Scoring instructions for the NICHQ Vanderbilt Assessment Scales - Provides a set of directions for scoring the assessment and followup scales
  • Sample NICHQ Vanderbilt Assessment Scale: Parent Informant
  • Cover letter to teachers: This serves as a means of communication from the clinician and an introductory letter that may accompany the assessment scales that the clinician requests from school. This sample can serve as a template a clinician can adapt to fit his/her own practice and approach.
Links to the Tool:
This tool is available at: http://www.nichq.org/areas_of_focus/adhd_topic.html

Developer

American Academy of Pediatrics; National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality; University of Chapel Hill for its Center for Children's Healthcare Improvement

Funding Sources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; McNeil Consumer and Specialty Pharmaceuticals


QualityTool Topic

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Related Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics. ADHD resources available on the internet. American Academy of Pediatrics, 2002 Jun 1. Available at: http://nichq.org/resources/toolkit/25ADHDResourcesonInternet.pdf (If you don't have the software to open this PDF, download free Adobe Acrobat ReaderĀ® software External Web Site Policy.)

History

  • Release Date: 12/2002
  • Original Summary: 12/2004
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Last updated: May 15, 2013.