Evaluation, advisory, and intervention protocol for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Evaluation of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children/adolescents (IMAT protocol) and in adults (IMAT-adult protocol).
ADHD is a developmental disorder that begins in early childhood and is characterized by one or more of the following symptoms: inattention, overactivity and impulsivity. People with ADHD have difficulties in organizing and planning tasks or activities, impulse control difficulties, variable performance patterns, low motivation, etc.
The IMAT protocol is an evaluation and diagnosis proposal procedure for suspected children and adults ADHD. It is an adaptation of the protocol created by Barkley to assess ADHD through which the behaviour of children is compared in different environments. In addition, this protocol allows a continuous evaluation to verify the efficacy of the treatments and, indirectly, it provides information on the presence of other behavioural and learning disorders. It can be useful in the school setting, in children with performance or adaptation problems, and for children's clinical units or services (public and private).
This service includes:
- Carrying out tests for the assessment of ADHD and related disorders (behavioural problems, learning, intelligence assessment tests, etc.)
- Advice to families and schools about children with ADHD.
- Carrying out counselling and training courses for educators, APIMA, professionals and parents with children with ADHD.
- Personalized intervention in the improvement of the attention capacity.
- Study techniques.
- Social abilities.
- Collaboration with centres, clinical units (public and private) and agencies that work with children who may need ADHD assessments and related disorders.