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EBP Compendium: Summary of Clinical Practice Guideline

New Zealand Guidelines Group
New Zealand Guidelines for the Management and Treatment of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Ameratunga, S., Appleton, K., et al. (2001).
Wellington (New Zealand): New Zealand Ministry of Health, 77 pages.

AGREE Rating: Highly Recommended


This guideline provides recommendations for the assessment and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adults. The primary audience for this guideline is health practitioners.


  • Assessment/Diagnosis
    • Assessment Areas
      • Language - If clinically indicated, speech and language assessments should be conducted.
      • Hearing - Children with ADHD should receive hearing screening/testing to rule out associated medical conditions.
  • Treatment
    • Speech & Language - Children in early education and schools may receive speech and language intervention to treat associated communication impairments.

Keywords: ADHD

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Added to Compendium: November 2010

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