Testing for adhd and other Learning issues
Psychoeducational Evaluations are often sought to answer questions about:
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Learning Disabilities (e.g., dyslexia or dyscalculia)
Academic skills and achievement
Executive functioning (e.g. planning and organization skills)
Attention, memory, and learning
Emotions, behavior, and personality
Most people use the test results for:
Learning accommodations at school
National exam accommodations (SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, etc.)
ADA accommodations for work
Pursuit of appropriate medication
Common referral questions include:
Why do I have so much trouble concentrating and staying organized?
Why do I keep failing tests even though I know the material?
Why is learning so difficult?
Would formal accommodations help me at school or at work?
How come therapy and medication have not improved my symptoms?
Can you provide me with an updated diagnosis so that I can continue to receive accommodations?
The assessment process entails:
A brief phone consultation to clarify your reason(s) for seeking an evaluation
An in-person interview and 3-5 hours of test administration, which consists of a variety of short interactive tasks and questionnaires that measure different areas of functioning
A discussion of the results and recommendations
A comprehensive written summary in the form of a report or a letter
In total, the face-to-face time for the evaluation is about 5 hours on average, and I usually provide preliminary feedback about the results and possible diagnosis at the end of the testing day.