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ADHD Evaluations



Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is officially diagnosed when a patient possesses a certain number of specific symptoms. Although it is not defined by neuropsychological testing, the diagnosis also states that the symptoms must not be due to some other disorder, such as a neurological problem, psychopathology or other medical problems. Neuropsychological testing is a more accurate way of determining if you have ADHD and to rule out other possible disorders. In other words, testing helps clarify the diagnostic picture.

 

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The Brain Clinic offers several different options for ADHD testing:

 

The Brief ADHD Evaluation

The Brief ADHD evaluation is designed to give you an explanation of whether or not you have ADHD. It is a specially designed 4-5 hour test battery that consists of the following:

A short report is written to explain the findings. 


The Brief Evaluations are not designed for children under 16, and it does not qualify as proof of ADHD or a learning disability in high stakes testing situations, such as extra time for the GRE, MCAT, or LSAT. The Brief Evaluations may not be sufficient for college disability offices; you have to ask what tests they require.    

 

Neuropsychological Evaluations

A neuropsychological evaluation emphasizes cognitive abilities relating to neurological disorders, such as visual and verbal memory, fine motor coordination, shifting of sets, and novel abstract reasoning. A comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation includes the following:

 

For information about insurance and pricing click here.

 

 

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