CE Credit

ADHD: Screening, Diagnosis and Management

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

Credit hours: 1.25 CE


The goal of this module is to equip Texas Health Steps providers and other health-care professionals 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. Determine when to refer patients with ADHD to a specialist or subspecialist.

Note: In this course, the term "parent" also refers to guardians and other caregivers.

Please note this module expires on 7/27/2023.

This module was released on 7/27/2020.

Accreditation Statement


Browser Requirements

The medical definitions provided in this module were adapted or obtained from ADDitude, American Heart Association, Cognifit, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Fraxa Research Foundation, Healthline, KidsHealth from Nemours, MedlinePlus, Texas Education Agency and U.S. Department of Education.