ADHD: Diagnosis and Management

Welcome to the training on ADHD: Diagnosis and Management provided by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).


The goal of this module is to equip Texas Health Steps providers and others to recognize attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents and to provide guidelines for diagnosis, management, referral, and continuity of care in the medical home.

Target Audience

Texas Health Steps providers and other interested health-care professionals.

Specific Learning Objectives

After completing the activities of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Assess common risk factors and clinical features of ADHD.
  2. Specify how to conduct routine screening, respond to concerns expressed by parents and caregivers, and perform diagnostic testing for ADHD.
  3. Summarize the importance of managing patients with ADHD in the medical home.
  4. Choose when to refer patients with ADHD to a specialist or subspecialist.

Note: In this course, the term "autism" refers to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as recognized by the DSM-5. In addition, the term "parent" also refers to guardians and other caregivers.

Please note this module expires on 10/19/2020.

This module was released on 10/19/2017.

Accreditation Statement


The medical definitions provided in this module were adapted or obtained from the American Heart Association, the Fraxa Research Foundation, MedlinePlus, and the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance.