ADHD Assessment Checklist, ADHD Assessment Tests

Just about all doctors use a standard ADHD Assessment Checklist. The ADHD checklist that is available below, on our website is part of the ADHD assessment tests that is completed with the doctor or may be the only assessment to look for ADHD signs (with observation of the patient also).

Depending on the age of the child or adult, the doctor may do some different things. During child's assessment for ADHD, the doctor may have the child put a puzzle together to copy the one the doctor put together to see how well the child's focus and concentration ability is.

With an older child or adult, the doctor may see how well the person follows a conversation. He/she will have an Assessment filled out by the adult patient or by the child's parent.

The assessment available below is similar to what many doctors have their patients fill out. I remember filling out one like this. I thought it was going to take a week to fill out because it seemed so long. You can print the page out and take it to the doctor with you.

Your doctor may have you fill out his/her own ADHD Assessment Checklist so be ready for that.

Remember, this is for things that are beyond what would be normal for the age of the patient.

For more information about the specifics on this, visit the ADHD symptoms and DSM-IV Criteria for ADHD page.

Feel Free to Contact me about ADHD or questions on the assessment. I will be happy to do my best to answer your questions.

TJ Chambers

ADHD Assessment Checklist / Test

More than 20 checked items on the ADHD assessment tests indicates a strong tendency toward Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The totals will automatically add up at the bottom.

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Step 2: Take the test

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ADHD Assessment Checklist / Test

More than 20 checked items on the ADHD assessment tests indicates a strong tendency toward Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The totals will automatically add up at the bottom.


1. Does not work to potential in school, receives "not working to potential" teacher comments.

Yes No


2. Has short attention span unless very interested in a particular subject.

Yes No


3. Has a family history of Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, learning problems or substance abuse.

Yes No


4. Is easily distracted.

Yes No


5. Lacks attention to detail.

Yes No


6. Has sloppy handwriting.

Yes No


7. Has difficulty putting thoughts on paper.

Yes No


8. Has trouble listening carefully to directions.

Yes No


9. Frequently forgets or misplaces things.

Yes No


10. Skips around while reading.

Yes No


11. Has difficulty learning new games and new skills.

Yes No


12. Has poor listening skills.

Yes No


13. Transposes numbers, letters or words.

Yes No


14. Is restless or in constant motion, is always "on the go."

Yes No


15. Concentrates better when moving or fidgeting.

Yes No


16. Has trouble sitting still or sitting in one place too long.

Yes No


17. Has increased anxiety or nervousness.

Yes No


18. Has a history of bed wetting beyond the age 5.

Yes No


19. Has poor communication skills.

Yes No


20. Lacks tact, often spurting out the first thing that comes to mind.

Yes No


21. Acts impulsively or dangerously without considering the consequences.

Yes No


22. Is easily bored.

Yes No


23. Says things without thinking and later regrets having said them.

Yes No


24. Starts to answer questions before the questions are fully asked.

Yes No


25. Is impatient.

Yes No


26. Has trouble following verbal directions.

Yes No


27. Makes careless mistakes in schoolwork.

Yes No


28. Has tendency to embarrass others.

Yes No


29. Lies or steals on impulse.

Yes No


30. Has trouble maintaining an organized work or living area.

Yes No


31. Is often late.

Yes No


32. Procrastinates, especially with multi-faceted tasks.

Yes No


33. Is easily overwhelmed by everyday tasks.

Yes No


34. Has trouble getting started.

Yes No


35. Starts projects but does not finish them.

Yes No


36. Fails to finish schoolwork or chores.

Yes No


37. Is inconsistent with school performance.

Yes No


38. Spends excessive time on homework.

Yes No


39. Has a tendency to drift away.

Yes No


40. Has problems with self-esteem.

Yes No


41. Has a negative attitude.

Yes No


42. Has trouble maintaining friendships.

Yes No


43. Acts immature for age.

Yes No


44. Has trouble expressing thoughts and feelings.

Yes No


45. Is verbally or physically abusive.

Yes No


46. Avoids group activities or organized sports.

Yes No


47. Has a quick temper, is "short-fused."

Yes No


48. Has rage outbursts.

Yes No


49. Gets upset by minor annoyances.

Yes No


50. Is argumentative.

Yes No


51. Worries needlessly or excessively.

Yes No


52. Has tendency toward obsessive behavior.

Yes No


53. Turns words around in conversations.

Yes No


54. Performs poorly under pressure.

Yes No


55. Has difficulty reading unless very interested in the subject.

Yes No


56. Has difficulty falling asleep.

Yes No


57. Has difficulty waking up or feeling fully awake.

Yes No


58. Is frequently tired.

Yes No


59. Startles easily.

Yes No


60. Is sensitive to touch, clothes, noise or light.

Yes No


61. Is more comfortable moving than sitting still.

Yes No


62. Has moods swings from highs to lows.

Yes No


63. Has trouble planning a series of tasks or activities.

Yes No


64. Become upset easily, is "thin-skinned."

Yes No


65 Talks excessively.

Yes No


66. Fidgets, even when sitting quietly.

Yes No


67. Has difficulty waiting in turn during group activities.

Yes No


68. Frequently daydreams or "spaces out."

Yes No


69. "Blanks out" when taking tests or under pressure.

Yes No


70. Has low frustration tolerance.

Yes No


71. Has frequent behavior problems in school.

Yes No


Total:

If the total is more than 20, then you have a tendency towards ADHD. This ADHD assessment checklist does not confirm or diagnose ADHD. For a diagnosis, please see a doctor.

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