From the ADHD Information Library
A Pretty Good
ADHD Screening Tool
The Different Types of ADHD
With Specific and Targeted
Alterative Treatment Recommendations
For Each of the Types
How Can I Know if my Child has ADHD?
This is a serious question that parents only ask if their child is having some significant problems
either at home or at school. In order to receive an “official medical diagnosis” one would need to
be assessed and diagnosed by qualified mental health or medical professionals such as your
See our article on what we think makes a good ADHD diagnostic evaluation.
Here is our brief ADHD test – really just an ADHD screening tool – that you can use to see if
you ought to consider pursuing a professional diagnostic evaluation. The test is not an official
medical evaluation for ADHD, but will give you a lot of insight. The results are weighted toward
our different types of ADHD.
Here is how to use this ADHD screening tool:
1. Print this out.
2. There are seven sections, with about ten questions in each section, so you will need to
use the scorecard page.
3. Answer the questions in each section and place your total score on the scorecard for
4. Look at the profile that most closely matches.
5. Visit the ADHD Information Library and go to the Different Types of ADHD section. Learn
more about your specific profile.
6. Begin the specific treatment strategy targeted for your profile, or schedule an
appointment with your doctor to begin an evaluation process.
Answer every statement below by rating the behavior on a scale from one (1) to five (5).
(1) You have not noticed this behavior before.
(2) You have noticed this behavior a little, but it is not a significant problem.
(3) You have noticed this behavior, and see it fairly often.
(4) You have noticed this behavior, and see it almost daily or everyday.
(5) You have noticed this behavior, and it is really a big problem.