ADHD Testing & ADHD Diagnosis for Children & Adults
Does any of this sound familiar?
You are constantly running late and there doesn’t seem to be a concept of time?
You are sick of “nagging”, but feel that if you don’t things just won’t get done.
Your child constantly procrastinates or has missing assignments.
You aren’t sure what is going on. You feel as though you have worked with your child to learn how to be self-sufficient, pick up after themselves, and do their homework but despite best efforts it is still not happening. In addition to all of this your child may be impulsive or have difficulty sitting down, even for dinner. Your family life is disrupted and you are tired of the tension or conflict. You may not be sure what is going on, but wonder if it could be ADHD.
Often times it is difficult to know what is really going on, but ADHD testing can help!
Importantly, ADHD testing and an ADHD diagnosis can open the door for understanding support. Before testing is completed, you may not be sure they have ADHD or not. People wonder, “Is this ADHD or motivation?” They think, “Maybe there just needs to be more effort!” If you think you or your child has ADHD an ADHD evaluation can be extremely helpful! ADHD testing helps create a clear understanding of strengths and areas of needed support. Whether or not a diagnosis is given, you will have an idea of how to improve life!
At MVP, we do a lot of testing for adults, teens, and children to help determine an ADHD diagnosis. Our assessments are thorough and in line with best practices in ADHD assessment & ADHD diagnosis. We complete a written report and have an in-person feedback session when testing is completed.
Testing Results Create Understanding
When people complete the ADHD testing process we often hear how helpful it was for them to “get words and numbers” to what they were feeling. People get a better understanding of what can appear, at times, to be confusing behavior. They better understand not only areas of struggle, but also areas of strength. Because an understanding is achieved there is a natural shift in how difficulties are addressed. Now there can be a road map of how to move forward!
Recommendations to Help Moving Forward
Finally, one of the areas that can be most helpful is receiving a list of recommendations, which are at the end of every evaluation. This list of recommendations can give people a great place to start to create the change they need. You don’t have do “hunt and peck” to figure out next steps. The recommendations set forth in the written report are discussed with you in the feedback session. When you walk out of the feedback session you can begin to implement strategies to create change and improve life.
Access to Accommodations
Many people who complete the ADHD testing process and receive an ADHD diagnosis choose to share the results. An ADHD diagnosis can open up the possibility of receiving extra support, services, or accommodations. Parents take the results to their child’s school. Adults take the report to their college. They then work with the school to get accommodations specific to their learning needs. Our reports have been used to support people still in k-12 education or in college. In addition, we have worked with people who need documentation for accommodations on the SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, and MCAT.
Although we modify our ADHD testing to the needs of our clients, a typical ADHD assessment includes an interview, rating scales, an intelligence test, and a continuous performance task. This thorough assessment process is designed to ensure that clients receive as accurate a diagnosis as possible.
If you think you or someone love may benefit from ADHD testing to determine an ADHD diagnosis call us at 720-583-9332. We would love to talk with you! We can talk through any questions you have about the process. ADHD testing can be the first step to improving social relationships and have more success in school or work!
We serve the entire Denver Metro area including, Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Parker, Littleton, Centennial, Lakewood, Englewood, Greenwood Village, and Aurora in Colorado.
This page was written by Dr. Steffanie Stecker, Ph.D., BCN, QEEG-D