ADHD Testing for Adults and Teens
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder which impacts one's executive functioning (the brain's ability to organize, plan, and make decisions). There are three presentations: 1) AD/HD, Inattentive Type, 2) AD/HD, Hyperactivity Type, and 3) AD/HD, Combined Type.
AD/HD symptoms may look different in adulthood.
Among children and teenagers, AD/HD is not only characterized by inattention or hyperactivity. Many times, children and teens may also find themselves having difficulty regulating their emotions, being more irritable, having low frustration tolerance, and struggling to make decisions regarding their academic or career goals.
AD/HD tends to look different as individuals transition to adulthood due to the increased work demands, household responsibilities, childcare duties, and financial management. Adults with AD/HD may have trouble with productivity, low motivation, feeling scattered, and difficulty listening in group conversations. In some cases, adults may find themselves interrupting others in conversations, struggling to maintain patience, and having feelings of restlessness.
AD/HD can often be misdiagnosed and misunderstood by many practitioners. AD/HD can look like many other disorders such as anxiety, depression, autism spectrum disorder, learning disorder, and oppositional defiance disorder. It is critical that you find a practitioner that is well trained in AD/HD and has a strong understanding of other co-morbid disorders.
What makes our evaluation different
We use the latest research to substantiate our battery of tests.
We use evidence-based measures and are dedicated to ongoing training related to AD/HD. Our practitioners have extensive experience working with neurodivergent clients, understanding other co-occurring disorders, and have received multiple certifications on AD/HD as well as executive functioning.
We go in depth to understand your concerns and only provide comprehensive evaluations — no shortcuts here.
Many AD/HD evaluations may not meet the requirements for most schools and universities since they often require an extensive list of measures to validate an AD/HD diagnosis. We pride ourselves on having an extensive evaluation with a variety of evidence based assessments. If diagnosed, we can provide recommendations as necessary to receive accommodations that could help you succeed at school and/or at work.
We are here to support you throughout your journey.
Do you have questions about a specific assessment and what it measures? Want to know how your brain works or what strategies may be the most helpful for you to keep focused? Curious about what techniques may help you stay organized? Looking for recommendations to help you manage your symptoms on a daily basis or need additional resources? Our feedback session is thorough and we take the necessary time to explain what the results mean and how you can apply them into your life. We invite you to ask any questions that may help you better understand yourself.
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