Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: Tools and resources
Primary care providers
Rapid assessment for adults
An adult with the following experiences may have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD):
- having a child or any first-degree family member diagnosed with ADHD
- being diagnosed with ADHD as a child or adolescent
- feeling calm and focused after using a psychostimulant, cannabis or cocaine
- undergoing psychometric testing as a child, which suggests that the person had a learning disability and a problem with working memory
- believing or having a loved one who believes the person has ADHD.
If your client has had any of these experiences, administer the Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale. It is available as a free download in the Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA) Canadian ADHD Practice Guidelines.
The Canadian ADHD Practice Guidelines offer assessment toolkits with the following:
- CADDRA ADHD Assessment Toolkit forms
- Teacher and Parent Rating Scale (SNAP-IV 26)
- Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS-V1.1)
- Weiss Symptom Record (WSR)
- Weiss Functional Impairment Rating Scale–Parent Report (WFIRS-P)
- Weiss Functional Impairment Rating Scale–Self Report (WFIRS-S)
- CADDRA Teacher Assessment Form
- CADDRA Clinician ADHD Baseline/Follow-up Form
Clients and families
The Centre for ADHD Awareness offers information for students, parents, teachers and doctors, including a guide to classroom accommodations.
Watch educational videos produced by CADDRA for parents. The videos explain medications, sleep management and parenting challenges.
Totally ADD is a useful website where people with ADHD can learn more about the disorder.