ADHD/Learning Disability Evaluations for Children age 6 and above and for AdultsEvaluation includes:IQ testing
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Anxiety Disorders (generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder/panic attacks, and social anxiety).
- Adjustment Disorder
- Lack of fulfillment in life and/or work
- Anger Management
(WISC 5 for children; WAIS-IV adults ages 16 and above)Achievement test
(Woodcock Johnson IV Tests of Achievement for children and adults)History of symptoms
and self report questionnairesClinical interview
- developmental, mental, medical and psychosocial history
*This testing will assess ADHD, IQ, learning disabilities and cognitive abilities (strengths and weaknesses)Details of ADHD and psychoeducational testing:
Too often, difficult children are incorrectly labeled with ADHD. On the other hand, many children who do have ADHD remain undiagnosed. In either case, related learning disabilities or mood problems are often missed. The individual should have a clinical evaluation if ADHD is suspected. Testing is also required now by ACT and SAT to take the test with extended time (50% more testing time). This is considered a special accommodation for those formally diagnosed with ADHD or learning disabilities. In order to receive special accommodations in schools and universities and on standardized tests a full psycho-educational assessment is required by someone credentialed to administer tests such as a psychologist in order to document any disability or special need. Psycho-educational testing can be beneficial for diagnostic clarification and treatment planning including medication and identification of special accommodations needed.