ADD Assessment

ADD & ADHD

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children provides a particularly long-term challenge for all involved. Raising such a child requires the cooperative efforts of the child, parents, therapist, the child's school and a pediatrician. Often, the person has one of many possible co-existing mood or emotional disorders in addition to ADD or ADHD that provide even more challenges for both the person and those in relationships with them.

The effects of ADD and ADHD on school performance, work and relationships may affect people well into their adult years. Getting a clear assessment will help those involved understand the particular type of ADD or ADHD as well as discover any coexisting character traits that may need attention.

The Assessment Process

Our assessments involve the person being studied as well as additional sources such as parents and any others who have observed or have been impacted by the client. A minimum ADD assessment involves a preliminary interview and the completion of a behavioral checklist by the client and others.

After the forms are returned and reviewed, a second session is scheduled to evaluate findings, ask additional questions and make recommendations for:
  • Parenting plans
  • School issues or academic needs
  • Special academic needs or recommendations
  • Recommendations for medication
  • Recommendations for ongoing treatment

Charges for these assessments are based on the breadth of the study, the number of sessions required to obtain the necessary data and the type of reports required by the client for either academic or medical purposes. Cost is determined at the first session and must be paid at that time.



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