For some services you can choose to attend in person or via telehealth (video or phone conferencing). Please contact the practice for further information.

ADHD Services for Children & Adolescents

ADHD assessment
Our psychologists work with children and adolescents to assess for ADHD and any associated or co-occurring difficulties.  An assessment typically takes place over the course of three sessions, and includes the completion of questionnaires by parents and others (usually teachers), as well as participation in sessions by at least one parent/carer and the child or adolescent themselves.  A brief report summarising the assessment findings is provided at the completion of the assessment.
Family program
Our psychologists provide ADHD treatment services offered within our 'Family program for ADHD'.  Our experience has taught us that gaining the best outcomes depends on taking a whole-of-family approach to ADHD treatment, with education and support for parents or carers being a critical component.  As such, completion of our 'Supporting and coaching your child with ADHD' course is the first step in the family program.  Once completed, there are further options to choose from including individual sessions for children and adolescents with ADHD, group programs for children with ADHD, and group or individual sessions for siblings of children with ADHD.
'Supporting and coaching your child with ADHD' course
This course aims to help parents and carers understand their child's ADHD, and develop skills to support and coach their child with managing ADHD impacts through all ages and life stages. 
This is offered via group sessions and online content, with individual sessions being available if required (when capacity allows).  Group and individual sessions can be attended in Hobart.   We also hold group sessions via video-conference or in outreach clinics outiside of Hobart when there is sufficient demand. 
Core areas of focus for parents and carers in the online content and group sessions include: 
• Understanding ADHD and your child's unique set of challenges
• Using tools and strategies to support your child with challenges
• Discovering and making the most of your child's strengths
• Protecting your child's self-esteem and encouraging resilience and healthy coping habits
• Managing family dynamics and ensuring all family members' needs are met
• Coaching your child to increasingly manage their ADHD symptoms for themselves as they grow older
Additional topics that may be covered in the group sessions (time-dependent) include:  
• Coping with any grief and adjustment to your child's diagnosis, or with any strain experienced in family life
• Managing impacts on parent/partner relationships and working cohesively as a team
• Managing impacts on your other children and their relationship with their sibling with ADHD
• Accessing additional supports and advocating for your child
Further details and access to registration for the course can be found here: https://coursesandresources.hobartadhd.com.au
Treatment sessions for children and adolescents with ADHD
Children and adolescents with an ADHD diagnosis may be booked in for  treatment sessions once at least one parent or carer has completed the above course.  Adolescents can attend individual treatment sessions, whilst children have the option of individual sessions and/or group sessions (when available).
Sessions are are delivered at our practice in Hobart, and via outreach clinics we operate in other areas of Tasmania from time to time.
Common areas of treatment focus for children and adolescents with ADHD include:
• An age-appropriate understanding of ADHD, including common strengths and challenges
• ADHD symptom management at home, school, or in other settings
• Low self-esteem
• Family conflict
• Social struggles
• Study demands
• Anger management
• Anxiety and depression management
Treatment sessions for siblings
The sibling component of our family program may involve individual and/or group sessions (when available). Sessions are delivered at our practice in Hobart, and via outreach clinics we operate in other areas of Tasmania from time to time. 
Common areas of treatment focus for children and adolescents with siblings with ADHD include:
• An age-appropriate understanding of ADHD, including common strengths and challenges
• Supporting their sibling with ADHD
• Communicating their needs in adaptive ways
• Coping with strained family dynamics
• Other challenges to their individual mental health and wellbeing
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ADHD Services for Adults

Our psychologists work with adults to assess and treat ADHD and any associated or co-occurring difficulties. We can provide comprehensive diagnostic assessments, as well as cognitive assessments if requested. We provide evidence-based treatment which assists adults with ADHD to:

• Understand the ADHD brain

• Understand their own 'ADHD profile'

• Understand other mental health or neurological symptoms they experience and how those symptoms interact with ADHD

• Manage the impacts of ADHD and any co-occurring conditions in various life areas

• Utilise their strengths

• Repair their self-image and self-esteem

• Improve relationships and gain effective support from important people in their life

Our psychologists will work with partners and other family members to help them understand and support their loved one with ADHD if requested. We can also work with employers wishing to support an employee with ADHD to perform at their best in the workplace.

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Cognitive or Educational Assessments

Our psychologists provide a range of cognitive assessments for individuals aged 6 to 90, with or without ADHD. These assessments can be used to determine intellectual strengths and challenges, to diagnose intellectual disability, learning disorders or giftedness. 

To gain further insight into a child's educational experience, and the adjustments required to support a child in the education setting, we can also conduct executive functioning assessment, psychological and behavioural assessment, and ADHD assessments. 

Our educational assessment service includes the provision of a comprehensive written report, and a feedback session to discuss the assessment results and recommendations with the individual and their loved ones, their school or employer, and any other professionals involved in their care.

(Please note that we are not currently able to offer full diagnostic assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorder)

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Services for Professionals

We are able to provide the following services to professionals:

• ADHD information sessions

• Workshops on topics related to ADHD or educational assessments

• ADHD management consultation for schools and workplaces

• Clinical supervision for psychologists (ADHD-specific or a more generalised practice focus)

 

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