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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) assessments for children in London

At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we offer full diagnostic ADHD assessments for children and adolescents with Consultant Psychiatrists

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To find out more about child and teen ADHD assessments in London reach out to our team:

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Private ADHD assessments available for children and teens

Recognising the symptoms of ADHD in children and teenagers is essential for timely intervention. ADHD can impact focus, impulse control, and activity regulation. Symptoms may include difficulty maintaining attention, being easily distracted, excessive talking, difficulty engaging in quiet activities, impulsive behaviour, and interrupting others. 

 

Each individual may display a unique combination of these symptoms, varying in severity and frequency, and they must consistently impair functioning across different settings.

 

If you notice symptoms of ADHD in your child or teenager, it's natural to have concerns.

We understand the importance of accurate assessments to determine appropriate interventions and support. That’s why our full diagnostic assessments are only carried out by our team of Consultant Psychiatrists, specialising in ADHD, who can provide clarity and guide appropriate management strategies.

If diagnosed (or if ADHD is ruled out), various treatment options, including prescribed medication, are available. 

Video: Dr Verma emphasises the importance of recognising ADHD in children to provide appropriate support.

 

In this video, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist Dr Rashmi Verma discusses the importance of recognising ADHD early to ensure children and teens receive appropriate support in these crucial years of development.

To get started with private treatment, simply fill out our online pre-screening questionnaire any time to suit you.

What to expect from an ADHD assessment at Schoen Clinic Chelsea

When you book an ADHD assessment with us, we provide initial questionnaires to complete beforehand. Our Consultant Psychiatrists review these questionnaires to gain valuable insights before the assessment.

 

During the assessment, our dedicated Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists conduct a thorough evaluation. If an ADHD diagnosis is made, we offer a detailed explanation and emphasise understanding and empowerment over labelling. We provide tailored treatment plans, ongoing support, and resources for both your child and the family.

 

We recognise each individual is unique and take the time to listen, understand, and support our patients throughout the process. We reassure young people that awareness around neurodiversity is improving and focus on finding the best ways to support them.

 

If ADHD is ruled out, we work with you to find the most suitable plan to assist your child moving forward.

 

Whatever the diagnosis, we ensure our patients access the right treatment to achieve the best possible outcome. At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, our commitment extends beyond diagnosis—to a future where each child's unique strengths and needs are comprehensively addressed.

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What the ADHD test for children and teens involves

The ADHD assessment for children and teenagers at Schoen Clinic Chelsea is a meticulous process designed to provide a holistic view of the individual's symptoms and needs. Conducted by experienced Consultant Psychiatrists, the assessment combines evidence-based methodologies to ensure well-informed decisions.

 

The in-person assessment with the young person lasts around 60 minutes and takes place in a warm and welcoming environment at our London ADHD clinic. 

 

A separate 30-minute follow-up appointment is required to discuss the outcome and signpost any necessary ongoing treatment after gathering additional information from parents/carers and school. 

 

The assessment includes in-depth clinical interviews with both the young person and their caregiver, behavioural observations, and standardised information gathering through rating scales and questionnaires. 

 

The process also considers potential coexisting conditions to ensure an accurate diagnosis. Our goal is to empower families with the most accurate diagnosis, enabling them to make informed decisions regarding treatment and support. 

 

Throughout the process, our compassionate team is dedicated to creating a supportive and comfortable environment, ensuring that children and teenagers feel at ease during the assessment.

How much does a child or teen ADHD assessment cost?

We offer clear, transparent pricing at Schoen Clinic Chelsea and all child and adolescent ADHD diagnostic assessments are carried out by one of our experienced Consultant Psychiatrists:

  • Child/teen ADHD assessment and report (includes questionnaires, 60-minute patient assessment, parental liaison, school liaison (as necessary) 30-minute follow-up and full report) from £2,240 

 

Our ADHD assessments are for self-funding patients, although sometimes health insurers do fund these. Please check with your health insurer if you have part/full coverage.

 

Simply fill out our online pre-screening questionnaire any time to suit you to get started.

What happens after my child is diagnosed with ADHD?

Following diagnosis, we'll share the results with them and their family (based on their age and preference). We'll identify suitable interventions and provide comprehensive support information in a detailed report.

 

With consent, we'll also communicate with their GP and relevant healthcare professionals. A follow-up appointment with a Consultant Psychiatrist will be scheduled to discuss the report, address any concerns, and plan the next steps.

Getting to our Chelsea ADHD clinic

Schoen Clinic Chelsea is located in West London just off King's Road with excellent transport links. The nearest tube station is Sloane Square which is served by the Circle and District lines.

 

Our child ADHD testing clinic is also near South Kensington tube Station, which is served by Circle, District and Piccadilly lines on the London Underground.

 

If travelling by car, there are several multi-storey car parks nearby.

Our London-based ADHD specialist Psychiatrists

Our leading London Consultant Psychiatrists have a wealth of experience diagnosing and helping children with ADHD.

 

To determine the most effective treatments for your circumstances, they work with you as a partner in your care to understand how ADHD affects you.

Dr Rashmi Verma

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

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Dr Gil Myers

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

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To find out more about child and teen ADHD assessments in London reach out to our team:

Our dedicated clinic in London provides treatment for ADHD

At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we specialise in helping young people and their families manage attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with compassion and expertise. 

 

Our expert team provides thorough diagnostic and testing services to identify and assess the severity of ADHD symptoms. We also offer psychoeducational assessments to support educational and professional goals. 

 

If a diagnosis is determined, our evidence-based treatments include behavioural interventions, medication options, and counselling sessions. 

 

Our goal is to create a supportive environment where children and adolescents can receive specialised care tailored to their individual needs, helping them lead happy and fulfilling lives.

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This page was developed and reviewed by Dr Rashmi Verma, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Schoen Clinic Chelsea. 

 

Dr Verma is a highly experienced and respected Consultant with a specialist interest in Childhood Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry. At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, she offers detailed and comprehensive assessments for ADHD in young people up to the age of 18, gaining adjunctive information from education and other settings.

Learn more about Dr Verma here.

Last reviewed 12th July 2023, next review date 12th July 2024.

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