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Attention, concentration and hyperactivity assessments

Attention, concentration and hyperactivity assessments are available for children and young people.

Who is suitable for an attention, concentration and hyperactivity assessment?

Children and young people who may benefit from an attention, concentration and hyperactivity assessment could display the following:

To find out more or to arrange an initial discussion please contact us and talk to a member of our team.

NEPSY attention assessment

Dr Julie Alfrey carrying out a NEPSY subtest during an attention, concentration and hyperactivity assessment.



Attention difficulties

We help children and young people with attention difficulties, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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What are the benefits of an attention, concentration and hyperactivity assessment?

The benefits of accurately identifying areas of need in relation to attention, concentration and hyperactivity can be seen in multiple areas of an individual’s life. Benefits include:

Benefits can be seen through a comprehensive understanding of needs in addition to adaptations to the learning environment.

What happens prior to an attention, concentration and hyperactivity assessment?

An attention, concentration and hyperactivity assessment can be carried out following an initial discussion, please see our process below.

Our process

At HSR Psychology we ensure that we meet the needs of children and young people. To achieve this we ensure that any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work, is only carried out following an initial discussion.

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Having an initial discussion ensures any services we provide appropriately identify or address needs.

Our process for any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work is as follows:

Step 1: Contact us

We will usually be contacted by the child or young person, parent or carer, or another professional (eg education or health).

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Step 2: Arrange an initial discussion

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Arrange an initial discussion



Step 3: Review our recommendations

Following an initial discussion we will send you an email that includes:

  • Next steps recommendations - to provide a bespoke package of support. For example:
    • Assessments
    • Reports
    • Information gathering
    • Meeting
    • Interventions
    • Consultancy
    • Reviews
  • Costing - we will provide costings for any services recommended.


Step 4: Let's get started

On receipt of the next steps recommendations and costing you can decide how to proceed. Once you have decided contact us to arrange the chosen services.



What happens during an attention, concentration and hyperactivity assessment?

During an attention, concentration and hyperactivity assessment the child or young person will be asked to complete a variety of activities and puzzles in addition to answering a number of questions. The assessment will take place in a calm environment in which the individual is calm and relaxed, and with minimal distractions to ensure a comprehensive assessment.

Which attention, concentration and hyperactivity assessments do we use?

The specific assessments used will be chosen based on the individual. The main assessments we use include:

  • SNAP IV - Swanson, Nolan and Pelham questionnaire for attention which can be used as a screener for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Conners-3 - This assessment measures a broad range of executive functioning and includes a ten item ADHD index
  • QB Check - Is a reliable electronic screener for ADHD
  • VADPRS/VADTRS - Vanderbilt ADHD diagnostic parent/teacher rating scales are used to assess ADHD tendencies from the perspective of parents, carers and teachers
  • NEPSY - A developmental neuropsychological assessment which measures; executive functioning, attention, memory and learning, sensorimotor functioning, visuospatial processing
  • TOMAL-2 - Test of memory and learning can be used from age 5 and in relation to attention, concentration and hyperactivity can measure; memory, learning, attention and concentration
  • Brown ADD scales - Brown attention-deficit disorder scales measures various aspects which impact attention, concentration and hyperactivity, including; organisation, attention, sustaining effort, managing frustration, modulating emotions, the use of working memory, self-monitoring and self-regulating action
  • Beta-4 - The Beta-4 is useful for assessing cognitive abilities in adults through non-verbal methods

There are other assessments and ways to assess attention, concentration and hyperactivity and these will be discussed before the assessment takes place during the initial discussion.

What happens after an attention, concentration and hyperactivity assessment?

Following an attention, concentration and hyperactivity assessment a clear understanding of needs will become apparent, meaning that effective strategies or interventions can be put in place. As a specialist psychology service we offer a broad range of appropriate follow up services which also include consultation.

Does an attention, concentration and hyperactivity assessment come with a report?

A report from an attention, concentration and hyperactivity assessment is optional. Feedback can be provided verbally, with a written report, or both. We offer reports of varying lengths to create a bespoke service which suits an individual’s needs and requirements. Learn more about the reports we offer.

Attention, concentration and hyperactivity assessments can identify a broad range of needs which may be impacting multiple areas of a child or young person’s social, academic or emotional life.


Arrange an initial discussion.....

Arrange an initial discussion to find out how we can benefit your education setting. The initial discussion lasts 2 hours and is a starting point to identify needs. The cost is £180.

  • No waiting lists
  • Experienced psychologists
  • Includes recommendation summary

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We provide bespoke solutions to suit all budgets and requirements for children and young people aged 0-25 in homes, education settings and the community. Our clinical, educational and child psychology services are cost effective.

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To make a referral and arrange an initial discussion please complete our referral form.

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Next steps...

Ready to get started? The next step is to speak to our team to find out more about the services we provide and how we can help. Call us on 0161 820 9229 or email office@hsrpsychology.co.uk

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