Hamptons Psychological Assessments PLLC
Psychological Evaluations, Therapy & Consultation for Children, Adolescents, Adults & Families
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Evaluation
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common cognitive disorders. According to the American Psychiatric Association, up to 7% of school-age children are diagnosed with ADHD.*
- Does your child have trouble with their homework?
- Does your child have trouble sitting still in class?
- Do your child's teachers complain of them talking in class?
- Does your child have temper tantrums that seem "out of the blue"?
ADHD is also common in adolescents and adults. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is not limited to children. In fact, 30-70% of children with ADHD continue having symptoms when they grow up. In addition people who were never diagnosed as children may develop more obvious symptoms in adulthood, causing trouble at work or in personal relationships. Many adults don't realize they have ADHD, leaving them mystified about why their goals seem to slip out of reach. (www.webmd.com).
- Are you chronically late to work or events even though you make every attempt to be on time?
- Do you find it hard to sit through a meeting or a lecture?
- Do you struggle with impulsive behaviors such as blurting things out or struggling to control your anger?
- Do you find yourself needing multiple lists to get through the day?
At Hamptons Psychological Assessments, PLLC, an Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Evaluation specifically examines an individual's attentional skills and executive functioning skills to determine what areas of deficit may be present. ADHD is extremely difficult to diagnosis without a formal assessment. There are many possible reasons to explain attention and concentration impairments and a comprehensive assessment helps determine if one truly suffers from this disorder. There is no single measure or test for ADHD. Therefore, in addition to in-depth clinical interviews, observations, and a review of pertinent records, this office utilizes several behavior ratings scales which assess attention across multiple environments. They include but are not limited to: Conners-Third Edition (Conners-3), Behavior Assessment Scale for Children-Second Edition (BASC-2), and Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF).
Please contact Hamptons Psychological Assessments, PLLC to obtain further information on our Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Evaluation.
*As cited in: American Psychological Association (2000) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fourth Edition, Text Revision). Washington, DC: Author.