American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

EBP Compendium: Summary of Clinical Practice Guideline

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Diagnosis and Management of ADHD in Children, Young People and Adults

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. (2009).
London (UK): The British Psychological Society and The Royal College of Psychiatrists, No. CG72.

AGREE Rating: Highly Recommended

Description:

This guideline provides recommendations for the diagnosis and management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, adolescents, and adults. The guideline is intended for clinicans and service commissioners. One recommendation is made which is relevant to the field of speech-language pathology; "depending on the findings of the intitial assessment and information from other sources (especially educational), other professionals may be involved such as speech and language and/or occupational therapists" (p. 137).

Recommendations:

  • Treatment
    • Cognition
      • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Cognitive behavioural therapy and/or social skills training may be warranted for children with ADHD and moderate level impairments.
    • Speech & Language
      • General Findings - "[D]epending on the findings of the intitial assessment and information from other sources (especially educational), other professionals may be involved such as speech and language" (p. 137).
      • Social Skills - Cognitive behavioural therapy and/or social skills training may be warranted for children with ADHD and moderate level impairments.

Keywords: ADHD

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Added to Compendium: November 2011

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