ADHD is one of the most important obstacles in every single child’s life. it can bother both her education path and her daily life. ADHD can be mistaken with common cultural labels such as being rude or impolite. There are various types of ADHD available and identifying the severity and level of ADHD can help parents and psychologists to find the best way of assisting the child. To have a better understanding of ADHD at this age 2 tests are common to use. One test for the child and one test for the parents.
The positive aspects of this test include its proper validity and its great scientific support. Moreover, performing this test is easily applicable for young children, and in the process of performing the test, the child feels satisfied and happy to cooperate.
The SNAP is a widely-used rating scale used to screen for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). SNAP evaluates hyperactivity-impulsiveness and inattention, as well as a variety of other psychiatric symptoms.
To perform the test accurately, please follow the instructions below carefully:
Step one: Give the child a set of colored pencils including seven colors: blue, green, red, yellow, purple, brown, and black.
Step two: Give the child a regular black pencil.
Step three: Give the child an eraser and a pencil-sharpener.
Step Four: Place an A4 size paper in front of the child vertically.
Step Five: Now ask the child: “Draw a person on this paper as well as you can, and then paint it if you want.”
The test order must be performed exactly as it was mentioned and if any changes are applied in the test process or the child is told additional sentences, the result will change significantly and will be invalidated. The child should be allowed to draw as he wishes, without any assistance, criticism, or indoctrination. You can only encourage the child by saying “Good, keep going” when he/she has doubts while drawing. If the child asks about the method, tell him/her: “you can draw in any way that you want, it will certainly be nice.”
The child should feel free to choose the location of the person on the paper, its dimensions, the direction of the paper which might be different from the direction you handed him/her, the material of the person, the use of the ruler, adding elements other than the specified subject, colors to pain or even to refuse to paint with colors. Since all these choices made by the child could be meaningful in the analysis of the test, any interference in the process of drawing will change the report and might lead to an improper analysis. As a result, follow the test exactly as instructed and do not interfere in the child’s drawing process in any way.
Step 6: Now take a photo of the child’s drawing and upload.
Step 7: Start the SNAP test and follow the given instruction.
Step 8: Your test result will be analyzed by expert psychologists and will be delivered within 3 business days.
ADHD test report is provided by expert psychologists. Each report has three sections: diagnostic, therapeutic, and guidance. In the diagnostic section, first, the presence of ADHD is evaluated and then the type and severity of the disorder are determined. In the clinical part, according to the type and severity of the disorder, the best available treatment methods are given. In the guidance section, psychologists provide tips to help the person with the disorder. These strategies are suitable and useful for teachers and the educational system, as well as the parents of a person with ADHD.
You can download the sample report for further information.