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.  ACE is free to download and distribute.

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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.  ACE+ is free to download and distribute.

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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.   


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.


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 adaption of the RATE Scales that can be used with younger children has also been developed (The RATE-C Scales). The RATE-C Scales, which also include both self and informant rated versions.  

RATE Scales   RATE-C Scales

Online Resources

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