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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
- ADHD Child Evaluation [ACE]
- ADHD in Adolescence
- ADHD Lifespan Functioning Interview (ALFI)
- ADHD and Offending
- ADHD Making the Invisible Visible
- B-BAARS ADHD screen for offenders
- Blame Attribution Inventory
- Central Control
- Do's, Don'ts and Rewards:
- Psychoeducation for parents and children
- RATE Scales
- Sleep Problems
- STARS Addiction Scale
- Video Presentations
- Useful Links