ADHD Testing – Adelaide

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a neurological disorder that affects in most cultures approximately 5% of children. ADHD can negatively affect the child’s environment at home, at school and with friends. The child may have difficulties in maintaining their concentration and/or controlling hyperactive/ impulsive behaviours. Children with ADHD also often present with learning difficulties or anxiety and or affective disorders. A child with ADHD can also suffer from low-self-esteem and have difficulties socialising with their peers.

Children with ADHD experience difficulties in three main areas:

  • Inattentiveness-wandering off task, lacking persistence having difficulty sustaining focus and being disorganized.
  • Hyperactivity-excessive fidgeting, tapping or talkativeness.
  • Impulsivity-interrupting or intruding on others

A comprehensive evaluation will:

  • Assess the child’s intellectual ability-An intellectual (IQ) assessment is an essential component of the ADHD testing process to rule out other difficulties (such as intellectual impairments or learning disorders).
  • assess the child’s academic achievement in core areas of the curriculum
  • assess the presence of an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • determine the type (inattentive, hyperactive, mixture)
  • define the degree of severity

An ADHD assessment involves a diagnostic interview with parents/teachers and the use of behavioural rating scales to gain information about the child’s functioning at both home and school.

Here at Waterman Psychology Services, we make use of a reliable and comprehensive digital assessment system installed in iPads for our educational assessments. Thus the process takes less time and the results are more accurate, leaving less room for error.

Specialists in our educational psychology clinic in Adelaide provide recommendations on how to support your child after an ADHD diagnosis, and how to continue to assist them in the future. When requested by parents, we make referrals to other medical and allied health professionals, including paediatricians, psychologists and speech pathologists


Waterman Psychology Services is the only Psychologist in Adelaide dedicated solely to the diagnosis and treatment of intellectual disorders in children.

With more than 20 years’ experience in mental health, Waterman Psychology are the best choice for educational assessments in Adelaide. About Us
If you live in Adelaide and would like to book a psycho-educational assessment, look no further than Waterman Psychology.

The Edments Building , 38 Gawler Place, Level 2, Suite 218
Phone: 0405 967 620

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