- Does your teen or child struggle in school with grades?
- Does your child or teen get in trouble for misbehaving in class?
- Is it difficult to get your child or teen to sit and do their homework?
- Does your child or teen have to multitask to get anything done?
- Does your child or teen have trouble focusing on a task?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then an ADHD evaluation might be right for you!
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can make school and learning extremely difficult.
It can also affect self-esteem. We are here to help. Diagnosis is the first step in getting help.
People look for an ADHD Evaluation for many reasons. One reason can be to get their questions around ADHD or ADD answered. Some are seeking a second opinion after a professional has said their teen or child might have ADHD or ADD, they want to confirm a diagnosis prior to starting medication, or their insurance is requesting an updated evaluation.
The ADHD evaluation culminates in a written report and feedback session that confirms the presence of the diagnosis or that provides evidence of other possible indicators for the challenges being experienced with recommendations for further testing and support. The assessments selected are standardized, culturally responsive, and neuroaffirming with the client, not a diagnosis, at the center of the process.
The decision to obtain a formal evaluation usually follows a period of ups and downs, uncertainty, and relentless worrying. Some individuals try a number of therapies and other types of assessments in hope that something less serious might be the cause because the idea of potentially having a disorder can sound so stigmatizing and limiting. Some individuals intuitively know there is something going on, but those around them or their school just don’t seem as concerned.
As a parent to a now adult autistic daughter and as a 2e (twice exceptional) individual myself, I recognize the commitment one embarks upon when deciding it’s time to schedule an evaluation. This is a tremendous commitment of time, resources, and hope. Rather than a series of prescriptive hoops to jump through in order to obtain a diagnosis and report, I view testing as a therapeutic process in and of itself, regardless if you are 5 or 55. The evaluation can be a journey of self-discovery through which the child, adolescent, or adult construes a new, more-informed, and forward looking narrative about themselves. The process is compassionate and guided, leading to potentially life changing growth for clients. The process culminates with an hour and a half long discussion, followed by a report approximately two weeks later, and then another discussion to support the internal processes experienced by the individual and family, and to guide the subsequent steps moving forward.
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The overwhelm, exhaustion, and loss of motivation from life taking so much more effort doesn’t have to continue. If you are in search of answers to your own or your child’s learning, emotional, memory, attention, or focus difficulties, please reach out; you are not alone. Call (408) 628-0532 or Text (408) 628-0532 now to schedule an assessment for your child.