It’s important to get a thorough assessment in order to know that it is ADHD that’s causing the impairment and not another condition or disorder. It’s also important to understand how ADHD is showing up in the life of the individual so a plan can be created that addresses their needs.
It’s important to continually assess the impact of ADHD as the individual makes progress. Many factors can contribute to the exacerbation of symptoms such as stress, certain health conditions, and lifestyle changes. Additionally, ADHD symptoms themselves can change over the life span. Continuous assessment of progress as well as challenges is an important part of tailoring treatment to the individual.