Doing it right: an interdisciplinary model for the diagnosis of ADHD. Journal Articles uri icon

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  • OBJECTIVE: This article describes the Colchester East Hants Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Clinic (ADHD Clinic), which uses a best practice, interdisciplinary service model to provide diagnostic assessment and treatment services for children suspected of having ADHD, and presents data about perceived effectiveness of and satisfaction with the clinic's services. METHOD: Interviews were conducted with service providers (N=31) associated with the clinic and survey data was collected from consumers, including parents/guardians (N=46), teachers (N=20), and family physicians (N=12). RESULTS: High levels of satisfaction and positive beliefs about the effectiveness of services were found. CONCLUSION: Implications for the ADHD Clinic and the general importance of interdisciplinary models of mental health service delivery are discussed.


  • McGonnell, Melissa
  • Corkum, Penny
  • McKinnon, Margaret
  • MacPherson, Marilyn
  • Williams, Tracey
  • Davidson, Coleen
  • Jones, David B
  • Stephenson, Daniel

publication date

  • November 2009