About 9% of children ages 3 to 17 and 4.1% of adults ages 18 years and older are affected by ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
ADHD Testing & Diagnosis
ADHD testing is often recommended when parents see their children and adolescents struggle with daily tasks involving executive function. These students can seem to perform so poorly or inconsistently, despite signs of great potential. For students in elementary through high school, ADHD testing can be the best way to start the process of identifying the underlying issue and getting the right kind of help. The results of ADHD evaluations can enhance parents’ abilities to work with the school (e.g. a 504 Plan) and support their child’s efforts in school.
College students with an attention deficit disorder often admit feeling frustrated and anxious about their grades. They can easily feel overwhelmed with academic deadlines and fall behind in their coursework. When a student is struggling in college, an accurate diagnosis is an important first step toward turning things around. With a good understanding of the problem, the college student with ADHD can figure out the most effective strategies and experience success.
For adults, ADHD can make it hard to stay on top of projects and meet basic deadlines. With an ADHD assessment, you can figure out the obstacles that stand in your way. With this information in hand, you can then tackle those problems at work and home and feel less stressed overall.
Do you see some signs of ADHD in yourself or your child?
- distracted easily
- trouble focusing
- becoming bored with tasks
- having a hard time organizing belongings
- failing to get things done on time
- losing things
- fidgeting or moving around too much
- talking too much or blurting out
Attention deficit disorder / ADHD has been well-researched and can be accurately diagnosed. A thorough evaluation is the first step to understanding the impact of ADHD on an individual and developing a plan of action.