1. ADHD Child Evaluation [ACE]

    The ADHD Child Evaluation [ACE] is a semi-structured interview developed by Professor Susan Young to support healthcare practioners in the assessment and diagnosis of ADHD.  ACE is free to download and distribute.

    ACE English  ACE Français  ACE Nederlands  ACE Türkçe  ACE 簡體中文版  ACE Italiano  ACE Español  ACE Català  ACE_Svenska  ACE_Dansk  ACE_Русский  ACE Magyar  ACE Македонски  ACE Tamil ACE 繁體中文版  ACE_آيس

  2. ACE+

    Building on the ADHD Child Evaluation, ACE+ is a semi-structured interview developed by Professor Susan Young to support healthcare practioners in the assessment and diagnosis of adults with ADHD.  ACE+ is free to download and distribute.

    ACE+ English  ACE+ Français  ACE+ Türkçe  ACE+Русский  ACE+ 中文  ACE+ Português (Brasil)  ACE+ Italiano  ACE+繁體中文版

  3. 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

  4. 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.


  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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.   


  8. Blame Attribution Inventory

    The Gudjonsson Blame Attribution Inventory - Revised (GBAI-R) is a self-reported measure of an individual’s blame attribution. It is for use with offenders and frames the statements in relation to the attribution of their previously committed crime(s). The inventory measures three factors: mental element attribution (i.e. blaming responsibility for the crime on mental illness or poor self-control), external attribution (i.e. blaming the crime on social circumstances, victims, or society), and guilt feeling attribution (i.e. feelings of regret and remorse concerning the offence). Comparing an individual offender’s score on each of these three factors with the appropriate normative scores allows for a profile of their blame attribution type to be created.


  9. Central Control

    Learn to combat feelings of stress and anxiety using Central Control. Central Control is a psychological intervention that induces relaxation of mind and body by teaching progressive muscle techniques, breathing techniques and mental imagery.

  10. Do's, Don'ts and Rewards: A Guide for Parents and Carers of Children with ADHD

    These materials will provide parents and carers of children with ADHD with some useful tips and general advice on what you should and should not do to help make raising a child with atttentional and/or behavioural problems easier.

    Do's, Don'ts and Rewards

  11. DBSP

    The Disruptive Behaviour and Social Problem Scale (DBSP) is a 14-item informant-rated questionnaire relating to a person’s behaviour and social interactions that can be used in both residential and community settings.


  12. The PAMPA Scales

    The PAMPA scales (the Patient Attitude Questionnaire, the Patient Perception Questionnaire and the Patient Motivation Inventory) were developed to assess patients’ satisfaction with their stay in hospital, their motivation for treatment and readiness for discharge. Clinical research has found that these scales, which have been extensively used in clinical practice, are useful and predictive in the recovery approach to care. 


  13. Psycho-educational Materials for ADHD

    Written by Jade Smith and Susan Young and referenced in the forthcoming CBT treatment programme for children with ADHD (published by Wiley; 2016), these are psycho-educational materials for parents, carers, teachers and young children.

    (1) ADHD? Information for Parents, Carers and Teachers

    (2) So I have ADHD

    For parents, carers, teachers   for children

  14. 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

  15. Strategies for Sleep Problems

    Written by Jade Smith and Susan Young and referenced in the forthcoming CBT treatment programme for children with ADHD (published by Wiley; 2016), download here advice to support children with sleep problems.


  16. STARS: Substances and Transitions Addictions Rating Scale

    The Substance and Transitions Addiction Rating Scale (STARS) was developed to investigate the pathways and motivations underlying substance misuse. Drawing upon clinical expertise in addiction and forensic mental health services and working in conjunction with existing theory, the questionnaire was designed to incorporate all aspects of substance misuse, including factors associated with initiation, transitioning, persistence, dependence and cessation.


  17. Video 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