Screening Checklist

There are a range of services available to support you or your child. If you are looking for a service provider that will help you specifically with learning and/or attention challenges, including diagnosed Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD, or related challenges, then ask targeted questions to ensure that the service provider has expertise in providing the specific service or intervention you are seeking.

Here are some questions you may want to ask:

  • Please describe the services you provide?
  • Who is your Target Audience? (who are you providing the service to/for?)
  • Are the services directly or indirectly supporting needs of people with LD & ADHD/learning & attention challenges and/or related challenges? If so, how?
  • What is the staff knowledge of LD/ADHD (or targeted related challenges)?  Provide details.
  • What are the qualifications of managers or individuals overseeing the service?
  • What are the qualifications of individuals providing the service?
  • What ongoing training and support is provided to frontline staff?
  • Explain how the type of service provided is based on evidence-based research. This means you can provide evidence that your treatment/intervention approach has been proven to be effective, backed up by studies.
  • Explain how you deliver the services: Location, duration, etc.
  • What is the cost? Can I claim the service on a health benefits program or through my taxes?
  • Availability: How soon can we start?  Is there a wait list? What are your hours?

We’ve provided a word doc of the Service Providers Screening Checklist that you can adapt and take with you when you are interviewing service providers. Good luck!