ADHD assessment and diagnosis

Date Published: 
Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Dr Colette Muir talks about assessment and diagnosis of ADD and ADHD in children. She covers comprehensive assessment, supporting families, and the wider context.



  • ADD and ADHD definition
  • how common is ADHD
  • comprehensive assessment
  • ADHD, dyslexia and wider context
  • equity for families
  • examination
  • diagnostic criteria
  • support for families
  • behavioural problems.


Take home messages

  • You need a good history.
  • Talk to child and family.
  • Think how it's impacting function.
  • Look for associated conditions.





Dr Colette Muir
Developmental Paediatrician

Colette is a developmental paediatrician who works at starship hospital at Auckland DHB and also at the Kauri Centre. She trained in Auckland and then completed her developmental paediatric fellowship at the Mater Hospital in Brisbane.


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