Home Educating and ADHD

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    Blackbird28
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    Hi,

    I’m wondering if anyone here is a home educator/is home educated and went for a diagnosis of ADHD? All the screening tools seem to require at home and at school assessment. Is it possible to diagnose accurately without having a school setting?

    Thanks.

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    Dr. Eric
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    One of the diagnostic criteria is that the symptoms are evidence across settings.
    School is the setting that a student spends the most time outside of the home.

    It is possible for home schooling, but you have the challenge of a limited amount of rater responses in fewer settings.

    To get around this, you have a few options.
    1 – Evaluator observes outside of the home.
    2 – Are their other potential rating scale respondents? A Sunday School teacher? A karate instructor? Coach?

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