According to estimations by the CDC, around 6 million children in the US are diagnosed with ADHD, and this condition affects over 8 million American adults. So, if you suspect that a loved one has ADHD or are in the process of better understanding your diagnosis, you are not alone.
To learn more about ADHD and start looking for adequate treatment, you’ll need to start by getting an accurate assessment. A neuropsychological evaluation, also known as a “neuro-psych eval", provides valuable insight into the complexity of ADHD. This type of cognitive testing helps in understanding and managing the disorder more effectively by offering a more accurate diagnosis and treatment options.
At our clinic, neuropsychological assessments are conducted by experienced professionals specializing in children and adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We combine psychological testing - such as psychometrics and achievement testing - along with meetings with parents or educators and behavioral assessments.
A psych assessment can help understand how an individual's brain functions differently in various scenarios and environments. Although each test can be adjusted to the individual’s needs, our specialist conducts ADHD neuro-psych testing using a set of standardized tests.
During your appointment, you can expect to have an interview with our specialists to better understand your concerns, lifestyle needs, and medical history. Then, you’ll undergo a series of tests, which aim to assess your problem-solving capabilities, general intellect, mood and personality, visuospatial skills, language, comprehension, and reading capabilities, attention and concentration levels, reasoning, processing times, and memory.
These tests are chosen by our team of neuropsychologists based on your medical history and symptoms and are entirely pain-free. They might include drawing or writing tests, answering questions, solving puzzles, and filling out questionnaires. Results are most accurate when patients work hard on each test.
The test’s results may point towards specific cognitive deficits that need to be taken into account when deciding upon appropriate interventions for treating symptoms related to ADHD. For example, results from psychometrics tests might indicate inhibited organizational skills, inefficient memory functions, and learning difficulties. These results can help you decide on the right treatment for your needs.
Undergoing psychological and psychoeducational testing is the first step to better understanding your ADHD and choosing the right treatment path for your needs. Get in touch with our specialists today to book your initial consultation.