ADD: The Game Plan
In This Article:
- home relationships and harmony
- social relationships
- spiritual life
- school life
For each category of assessment there will be a 1-to-10-point rating scale, with 1 meaning no impact of ADD in that area, and 10 meaning that the effects of ADD are having dysfunctional impact in that area of life. Each of the rating scales has different relevancies to determine how well your child is functioning; however, the underlying ratings are based on the general scale below.
In this category we'll look at how your child feels about himself by looking at his self-esteem, self-assurance, and self-sufficiency. There are many ways to determine a child's self-concept but I've found the best method is to simply ask the child basic straightforward questions: "How strong do you feel when you are facing tough problems?" or "How confident are you in your own abilities?" or "How well are you going to do on a test next week?" Have your child respond to those questions using the ten-point scale below.
From The ADD Answer: How to Help Your Child Now by Frank Lawlis, M.D. Copyright © 2005. Used by arrangement with Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
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