How Do We Know the Treatment Is Working?

Almost no one gets it right on the first try. Research shows that most ADHD treatment plans need liberal up-front tweaking. Use this ADHD rating scale to detect early warning signs that symptoms are no longer under control.

Understanding the Monitoring System

Questions 1-12: Assess how well controlled ADHD symptoms of hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention are on a scale of 1-3. For children whose symptoms are well-managed, the majority of questions should have low scores (a 0 or a 1) circled.

Questions 13-15: These items screen for behavioral, social, or emotional difficulties. When a child’s treatment plan is working, there will be high scores (2’s or 3’s). 

Page 2 of Assessment: This part of the rating form evaluates academic performance based on assigned work completed, general quality of work, and homework completion. The ideal is turning in all assignments and homework.
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