ADHD Child Evaluation [ACE]

The ADHD Child Evaluation [ACE] is a semi-structured interview developed by Professor Susan Young to support healthcare practitioners in the assessment and diagnosis of ADHD. With the option of using either DSM or ICD criteria, ACE guides the assessor to complete a comprehensive and relevant background interview, assess symptoms of ADHD and possible co-existing conditions.

Scroll down to access pre-assessment rating scales which for completion in advance of the interview (optional).

ACE is free to download from this website.  Digital online versions are now available digital in Spanish and English, go to https://bgaze.com/en/ace for details.

ACE English ACE Français ACE Nederlands ACE Türkçe ACE Italiano ACE Español ACE Català ACE_Svenska ACE_Dansk  ACE_Русский ACE Magyar ACE தமிழ் ACE_اللغة العربية ACE 中文版 ACE 繁體中文 ACE Македонски ACE Português (Brasil) ACE پروفسور سوزان یانگ ACE Norsk ACE Afrikaans  ACE Română

ACE+ (ADHD Evaluation for Adults)

Building on the ADHD Child Evaluation, ACE+ is a semi-structured interview developed by Professor Susan Young to support healthcare practitioners in the assessment and diagnosis of adults with ADHD. With the option of using either DSM or ICD criteria, ACE+ guides the assessor to complete a comprehensive and relevant background interview, assess symptoms of ADHD and possible co-existing conditions.

Scroll down to access pre-assessment rating scales which for completion in advance of the interview (optional).

ACE+ is free to download from this website. Now available digital online versions in Spanish and English, go to https://bgaze.com/en/ace for details.

ACE+ English ACE+ Français ACE+ Türkçe ACE+ Русский ACE+ Português (Brasil) ACE+ Italiano ACE+ پروفسور سوزان یانگ ACE+ 中文 ACE+ 繁體中文 ACE+ Svenska ACE+ Norsk  ACE+ Magyar  ACE+ Română

 

ACE Child ADHD Self and Informant Rating Scales

The ACE ratings scales are pre-assessment rating scales for completion by children and adolescents (self-rated) and/or informants (e.g. family members, carers, teachers). The rater is asked to rate each of the 18 symptom items selecting from four options (never, sometimes, often, don't know).

Two versions are available:

* Self-reported current functioning (ACE-SR)

* Informant-reported current functioning (ACE-IR)

The scales differ from other rating scales because the rater is asked to provide specific examples of how each endorsed symptom impacts on the child's personal, social, educational and/or occupational activities. With the addition of this qualitative information, the scales are useful tools to gain pre-assessment and follow-up information on the child's functioning across settings.

Free to download in English.  Please contact us if you are interested in translating the scales.

ACE-SR    ACE-IR

ACE+ Adult ADHD Self and Informant Rating Scales

The ACE+ ratings scales are pre-assessment rating scales for completion by adults (self-rated) and/or informants (e.g. family members, carers, tutors, work colleagues). The rater is asked to rate each of the 18 symptom items selecting from four options (never, sometimes, often, don't know). Three versions are available:

* Self-reported current functioning (ACE+SR)

* Informant-reported current functioning (ACE+IR)

* Informant-reported child functioning (ACE+ICR)

The scales differ from other rating scales because the rater is asked to provide specific examples of how each endorsed symptom impacts on the person's personal, social, educational and/or occupational activities. With the addition of this qualitative information, the scales are useful tools to gain pre-assessment and follow-up information on the person's progress and functioning across settings.

Free to download in English.  Please contact us if you are interested in translating the scales.

ACE+SR  ACE+ICR  ACE+IR

B-BAARS ADHD screen for offenders

The Brief-Barkley Adult ADHD Rating Scale (B-BAARS) has been developed as a brief assessment to screen for ADHD in adults who are in the criminal justice system. It has been shown to accruately predict the likelihood of receiving a clinical diagnosis using DSM-5 criteria. Please contact us if you are interested in translating B-BAARS into other languages.  

B-BAARS English B-BAARS Suomi

ADHD Lifespan Functioning Interview (ALFI)

The ADHD Lifespan Functioning Interview (ALFI) is a clinical interview developed to support a diagnostic assessment of ADHD in adults. The ALFI should be used in conjunction with the ALFI Manual, which provides information on how to administer and score the ALFI. Users are guided to ask questions about ADHD symptoms, personal history, school history, occupational history, antisocial behaviour, social functioning and presentation to services. Aside from garnering helpful qualitative information to support a clinical assessment, ratings are generated that can be used for research purposes. A version of ALFI that can be administered at follow-up to assess clinical and functional outcomes is also available (ALFI-2). Download all the ALFI materials here.

ALFI   ALFI-2  ALFI MANUAL

RATE Scales, Information & Scoring

The RATE Scales are questionnaires developed by Professor Susan Young for young people and adults to identify problems based on measures of functioning and behaviour in the past month. The RATE-Scales, which include both self and informant rated versiions, can be used as screening tools and/or as outcome measures to evaluate progress over four domains: (1) ADHD symptoms; (2) emotional control; (3) antisocial behaviour; and (4) social functioning.  An adaptation for use with children (the RATE-C Scales) is also available in both self and informant rated versions. Please contact us if you are interested in translating the RATE scales into other languages.  

RATE Adult Scales English RATE Scales Scoring RATE Child Scales English  RATE Adult Scales Suomi

Video recordings of presentations

View here two presentations by Professor Susan Young.  The first is 'ADHD: Avoiding the Twilight Zone' which discusses the transition for young people with ADHD from childhood to adulthood.  The second is 'ADHD: Making the Invisible Visible' which summarises the Expert White Paper presented to the European Parliament in April 2013 (the White Paper is available for downloading in the Resources section of this website).  Both presentations can be downloaded with the option of simultaneous French translation.

Twilight Zone English   Twilight Zone French   Invisible Visible English   Invisible Visible French

ADHD in Adolescence

The psychoeducational materials in this course have been independently reviewed and assessed for their learning value by the CPD Certification Service. They were certified in November 2013 (Certification No. C984T2) as conforming to continuing professional development principles. As such they will be useful in developing individual competencies and provide learners with knowledge they can apply in practice.

ADHD in Adolescence   CPD Certificate

ADHD and offending

The European Brain Council interviewed Professor Susan Young about ADHD and offending and published the article in their 2015 Newsletter, which is widely circulated around the European commission/parliament.  The newsletter can be downloaded by clicking the link below and the article “ADHD in Prisons: treat the offenders, reduce the crime” is on page 18. 

EBC news article Online Resources

ADHD, making the Invisible Visible

An Expert White Paper on attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): policy solutions to address the societal impact, costs and long-term outcomes, in support of affected individuals.

Expert White Paper Online Resources