ADHD Testing & ADHD Diagnosis for Children & Adults
Does any of this sound familiar?
You are constantly running late, and there doesn’t seem to be a concept of time. You know that certain things need to get done, but you just can’t get yourself to do them, even if they’re small tasks like throwing out the trash or sending an email. You may not be sure what is going on, but you wonder if it could be ADHD.
If not you, you may notice these traits in your child, as they constantly procrastinate on completing homework assignments or finishing their chores. You are sick of “nagging”, but feel that if you don’t things just won’t get done.
You feel as though you have worked with your child to learn how to be self-sufficient, pick up after themselves, and do their homework but despite best efforts, it is still not happening. Additionally, your child may be impulsive or have difficulty sitting down, even for dinner. The tension or conflict disrupts your family life, and you are tired of it.
Whether it’s you or your child experiencing these tell-tale signs of ADHD, the only way to move forward is by first getting a diagnosis. Often times it is difficult to know what is really going on, but ADHD testing can help!
Testing Results Create Understanding
When people complete the ADHD testing process, we often hear how helpful it was for them to “get words and numbers” to what they were feeling. People get a better understanding of what can appear, at times, to be confusing behavior. They better understand not only areas of struggle but also areas of strength. Because people achieve an understanding, they naturally shift toward how they will address difficulties. Now there can be a road map of how to move forward!
Recommendations to Help Moving Forward
Finally, one of the areas that can be most helpful is receiving a list of recommendations, which are at the end of every evaluation. This list of recommendations can give people a great place to start to create the change they need.
You don’t have to “hunt and peck” to figure out the next steps. The recommendations set forth in the written report are discussed with you in the feedback session. When you walk out of the feedback session, you can begin to implement strategies to create change and improve life.
Access to Accommodations
Many people who complete the ADHD testing process and receive an ADHD diagnosis choose to share the results. An early ADHD diagnosis can open up the possibility of receiving extra support, services, or accommodations.
Parents take the results to their child’s school. Adults take the report to their college. They then work with the school to get accommodations specific to their learning needs.
Our reports have been used to support people still in k-12 education or in college. In addition, we have worked with people who need documentation for accommodations on the SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, and MCAT.
Although we modify our ADHD evaluation services to the needs of our clients, a typical ADHD assessment includes an interview, rating scales, an intelligence test, and a continuous performance task. This thorough assessment process is designed to ensure that clients receive as accurate a diagnosis as possible.
If you think you or someone love may benefit from ADHD testing to determine an ADHD diagnosis call us at 720-583-9332. We would love to talk with you! We can talk through any questions you have about the process. ADHD testing can be the first step to improving social relationships and having more success in school or work!
We serve the entire Denver Metro area including Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Parker, Littleton, Centennial, Lakewood, Englewood, Greenwood Village, and Aurora in Colorado.
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This page was written by Dr. Steffanie Stecker, Ph.D., BCN, QEEG-D