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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