Psychological Testing for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
Not being able to pay attention or sit still sucks no matter how old you are.
It means bad grades, misbehaving in class, difficulties making friends, getting in trouble often, and lower self-esteem for a child. As a parent, it means frequent notes and calls from teachers and endless school conferences about your child’s performance and behavior problems. There’s also constant pressure to medicate him or her.
But it doesn’t end there. Symptoms of ADHD also affect adults.
At work, it means running late to meetings, losing things, forgetting to return calls or emails, a messy desk, and missing deadlines. At home, you start but don’t finish chores, don’t put things back where they belong, and you forget important dates like birthdays and anniversaries. You know you’re driving your boss and partner crazy, but you just can’t help it.
Psychological testing for ADHD might be the answer you’re looking for.
Believe it or not… pediatricians, primary doctors, psychiatrists, and neurologists can’t accurately diagnose ADHD. A psychological evaluation is the only way to really know if a child or an adult meets the criteria for ADHD. The results of psychological testing provide information about the type of attention deficit (ADD vs ADHD), severity, specific areas of strength and weakness, and recommendations for treatment.
All this information gives you more options.
You’ll have the information that you and your child’s doctors need to make decisions about medications. You and your child’s teachers will be better able to develop an individualized educational plan (IEP) that meets his or her specific needs so grades and behavior improve. At work and at home, your boss and partner will have a better understanding of the accommodations and support you need to thrive.
You don’t have to keep struggling with the symptoms of ADHD.
Centrally located in Miami, FL, our team of licensed psychologists can conduct these psychoeducational evaluations for children (age 6+) and adults in English and Spanish. As former teachers and neuropsychologists that worked for Miami-Dade County Schools, they have extensive knowledge of psychoeducational testing criteria required by Miami-Dade County Schools, local private schools, the College Board, HR departments, and other similar organizations.