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Summary of Clinical Practice Guideline

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

Management of Attention Deficit and Hyperkinetic Disorders in Children and Young People
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network. (2009).
Edinburgh (Scotland): Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN), SIGN Publication No. 112, 52 pages.

AGREE Rating: Highly Recommended

Description:
This guideline provides recommendations for the management of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The target audience of this guideline are all healthcare professionals involved in the assessment and intervention of children with ADHD, including speech-language pathologists.

Recommendations:

Social Communication Disorders

  • Assessment/Diagnosis/Screening

    • Assessment Areas

      • Cognition/Language

        • "Information about performance in the school/nursery setting, including details of academic achievement as well as social functioning in relation to other children and staff" should be gathered when parents/carers are asked details of the history of the child's current problems, nature of the symptoms, and any associated behaviors (p. 7).

  • Service Delivery

    • Setting

      • "Information about performance in the school/nursery setting, including details of academic achievement as well as social functioning in relation to other children and staff" should be gathered when parents/carers are asked details of the history of the child's current problems, nature of the symptoms, and any associated behaviors (p. 7).

Keywords:
ADHD

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