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Private child and teen ADHD assessments in London

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

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We're a mental health clinic specialising in the assessment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children

At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we understand the challenges that children and teenagers face when dealing with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

 

Amid heightened ADHD awareness, evident through the proliferation of #ADHD on social media platforms with billions of views, many youngsters engage in self-diagnosis. However, for a precise evaluation, consulting a Consultant Psychiatrist for a comprehensive diagnostic assessment is indispensable. It's important that this assessment involves meeting with the child in person for a valid and accurate viewpoint.

 

Our clinic is dedicated to providing comprehensive assessments for children (from 6 years), teenagers and adolescents with ADHD, ensuring the most accurate diagnosis and personalised treatment plans.

 

We recognise the importance of accurate ADHD assessment and diagnosis to ensure appropriate interventions and support. We also understand that if ADHD is not present, this needs to be objectively identified and alternative support considered.

At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we offer full ADHD assessments with highly experienced Consultant Psychiatrists. Once a diagnosis has been made (or ruled out), children and teens can benefit from various treatment options.

 

Should medication be clinically required as part of treatment, our Consultant Psychiatrists can prescribe medication for ADHD.

Symptoms and signs of ADHD in children

Understanding the signs and symptoms of ADHD in children and teenagers is pivotal in promoting timely intervention and effective management.

 

ADHD, or Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects an individual's ability to focus, control impulses, and regulate activity levels. This could present as difficulty sustaining attention or being easily distracted, excessive talking or difficulty engaging in quiet activities, acting without thinking or interrupting others. You can find more information on these symptoms here.

It is important to note that each individual with ADHD may present a unique combination of these symptoms, varying in severity and frequency. The presence of these symptoms must also be consistent and significantly impair functioning across different settings, such as school, home, and social interactions.

 

If you observe these patterns in your child or teen, seeking a thorough diagnostic assessment by a qualified Consultant Psychiatrist can provide clarity and guidance for appropriate management strategies.

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.

If you're observing behaviours in your child that align with the symptoms mentioned above, it's natural to have concerns. However, it's important to remember that the presence of these symptoms doesn't automatically indicate that your child has ADHD. 

For an accurate understanding, seeking a comprehensive medical diagnosis is essential. A qualified Consultant Psychiatrist specialises in assessing these symptoms within a broader context, ensuring an informed evaluation. Self-diagnosing, despite the wealth of information available, can be misleading and counterproductive.

 

At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we emphasise the significance of a professional assessment. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing thorough ADHD assessments, enabling accurate diagnoses and personalised guidance for your child's wellbeing and future, whether a diagnosis of ADHD is confirmed or not.

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

We firmly believe that a full ADHD assessment is essential for accurate diagnosis and informed decision-making.

 

Once an ADHD assessment appointment is scheduled with our Schoen Clinic Chelsea team, we will provide initial questionnaires to be completed before the appointment. These questionnaires help our Consultant Psychiatrists gain valuable insights before the full assessment.

 

Subsequently, one of our dedicated Consultant Psychiatrists will review the provided questionnaire before the comprehensive assessment occurs.

 

Following the assessment, our team remains dedicated to your journey. If an ADHD diagnosis is made, we provide a thorough explanation and support, emphasising that our focus is on understanding and empowering rather than labelling.

We'll include detailed guidance on tailored treatment plans, ongoing support, and building a network of resources for both the child and their family.

We understand that every individual is unique so we take the time to listen, understand and support our patients throughout the assessment process. We also provide reassurance for young people who receive the diagnosis, that awareness around neurodiversity is improving and the idea is not to label them, but to consider how best to support them.

If a diagnosis of ADHD has been ruled out, we'll work with you to find the most suitable plan to assist your child going forward.

 

Whatever the diagnosis, we support our patients to 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 test for ADHD for children and teens involves

Our ADHD assessment for children and teenagers at Schoen Clinic Chelsea is a meticulous and comprehensive process designed to provide a holistic view of the individual's symptoms and needs. Carried out by our experienced Consultant Psychiatrists, the assessment involves a combination of evidence-based methodologies to ensure a well-informed decision.

 

The in-person assessment, typically lasting around 60 minutes, is conducted in a warm and welcoming environment at our London ADHD clinic for children.

 

Following this, there is a separate 30-minute follow-up appointment required to discuss the outcome and to signpost for any ongoing treatment (if required), once further information has been obtained from parent/carers and school.

 

The assessment encompasses in-depth clinical interviews with both the young person and their caregiver, enabling us to gather insights from various perspectives. We employ behavioural observations to assess real-life interactions and reactions. Additionally, rating scales and questionnaires are utilised to gather standardised information about the individual's behaviours across different settings.

 

Our assessment process also considers potential coexisting conditions. This thorough evaluation aids in distinguishing ADHD symptoms from those of other conditions, ensuring accuracy in diagnosis.

 

By combining these diverse assessment tools, we aim to provide a comprehensive understanding of the individual's cognitive and emotional functioning. 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 while undergoing 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.

Getting a medical diagnosis for child ADHD in London

Following the child or teen ADHD assessment at our private mental health clinic in London, we'll share the results with them (depending on their age and wishes), along with their family, parents, caregiver(s), or advocate.

 

Additionally, any interventions which may be suitable for the requirements of the teenager/young person will be identified and discussed.

 

Any information which may enable them to get support at home and at school will be included in a thorough report which includes the assessment results and recommendations.

 

With consent, we'll share information with their GP and where appropriate, professionals in health/social care and anyone supporting them.

We'll schedule a follow-up appointment to discuss the findings from the report with a Consultant Psychiatrist to answer any questions and outline 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 multistorey car parks nearby. If you need assistance in finding us please don't hesitate to contact our team.

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 individual 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:

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Our dedicated clinic in London provides treatment for ADHD

At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we understand the tremendous impact that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have on young people and their families.

 

Our team of professionals are committed to providing patients with the best care possible in a caring and encouraging setting.

 

To correctly identify and assess the severity of a child's ADHD symptoms, our clinic provides thorough diagnostic and testing services.

 

To ensure precise and effective diagnoses, our team of specialists uses a variety of diagnostic tools, questionnaires, and assessments.

 

To assist people with ADHD in their educational and professional efforts, we also offer psychoeducational assessments.

 

Should a diagnosis be determined, our expert team offers an array of evidence-based treatments to manage ADHD symptoms in teenagers and young people. These therapies encompass behavioural interventions, medication options, and coaching sessions designed to equip them with strategies for managing daily challenges. Our Consultant Psychiatrists can prescribe medication for ADHD in the event it is required for the best possible outcome.

 

Our ADHD counselling and therapy facilities have been created to offer children and adolescents a calm and supportive setting where they can receive specialised care tailored to their individual needs. Patients can expect specialised support and a treatment plan that is focused on their individual needs and objectives.

 

At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, our goal is to provide comprehensive, evidence-based care to children struggling with ADHD, so they can 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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