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)

  • Intelligence (IQ)

  • Academic skills and achievement

  • Executive functioning (e.g. planning and organization skills)

  • Attention, memory, and learning

  • Developmental delays

  • 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.