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UW-Madison AD/HD Assessment Resources

Assessment of AD/HD Symptoms

University Health Services (UHS) works in collaboration with Student Assessment Services (SAS) to provide Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) assessments for those students whose attention and concentration issues cannot be better explained by other mental health concerns, such as anxiety and depression, or other factors that impact academic performance. The diagnosis of ADHD in late adolescence/early adulthood is rare and can only be achieved through rigorous evaluation which includes a clinical interview with the student, evidence of past impaired academic performance, interviews with the student’s primary caregivers or teachers, psycho-educational assessment, and other measures relevant to the specific student.

If you are experiencing difficulties with attention and/or concentration and believe you may have ADHD, you may meet with a UHS counselor to discuss ADHD and other disorders that affect attention and concentration. Start with a drop-in "Access" consultation. UHS counselors are available on a drop-in basis from 9am-4pm Monday through Friday at 333 East Campus Mall (7th floor of UHS). If you prefer to see a community provider, UHS counselors can assist you with a direct referral.

UHS offers intervention options for attentional difficulties, including ADHD, which can often be quite effective in managing these behaviors and their impact on academic performance. Students will be referred to these intervention opportunities as appropriate. The results of the screening and recommended interventions will be used to determine the need for a referral to SAS for a comprehensive assessment. 

To maximize limited resources for psycho-educational assessment at UW Madison through SAS, only those students for whom assessment is clinically recommended by UHS or by a community mental health provider will be referred to SAS for ADHD assessment.

If you already have a diagnosis of ADHD and would like to know more about academic accommodations for this disorder, please visit the McBurney Disability Resource Center website and click "How to Become a McBurney Client".
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