Many parents who suspect ADHD will first consult with their pediatricians. Yet, two out of three kids with ADHD also have co-existing struggles such as learning disabilities, anxiety or depression. There are also other conditions that present with similar symptoms.
So while consulting your pediatrician offers a good place to start, the evaluation done in your doctor’s office does not go into enough detail to rule out other conditions or capture coexisting ones. In addition, a majority of physicians will offer medications, but do not suggest or refer families to other interventions for symptoms that won’t be helped by medication. That’s where a comprehensive assessment comes in.
A comprehensive assessment can put all the pieces together so you can see the big picture, and make sure you’re not missing anything. Ensuring an accurate diagnosis also leads to more effective treatment planning. Because ADHD often interferes with academic performance, a detailed assessment can provide evidence needed to support an IEP or 504 Plan.
So whether you’re wondering if your child has ADHD or you’ve already received a previous ADHD diagnosis, but suspect something else may be going on, PEAK can help you get answers.
WE SPECIALIZE IN ADHD AND LEARNING DIFFERENCES
We specialize in comprehensive ADHD assessments and are known for digging in deep to get to the bottom of even the most complex cases. Our ADHD testing will bring your child’s strengths and challenges into clear focus. We’ll also provide the recommendation and plans to help you move forward.
OUR COMPREHENSIVE ADHD ASSESSMENTS INCLUDE:
- A detailed interview reviewing developmental history, social and emotional issues, medical history, and academic performance.
- Behavioral observations in the office and, when feasible, in the school setting.
- Formal cognitive and neuropsychological testing to assess cognitive abilities, learning style, and objective measures of attention, concentration, and processing speed.
- Academic testing to assess the impact of ADHD on school performance/learning and to determine if underlying learning disabilities are present.
- Social, emotional, and behavioral assessments.
- Self, parent/observer, and teacher questionnaires and/or interviews.
When the ADHD testing has been completed, we’ll meet with you for a detailed feedback session to discuss results and recommendations and create a plan for moving forward. These results may also provide the evidence needed for IEP or 504 Plan eligibility, as well as inform future goals and accommodations.
Isn’t it Time For Answers?
Whether you’re ready to schedule an assessment or have questions about the process, we’re here to help. Simply contact us by phone, email or schedule online.
To get started with an ADHD evaluation, call us at 720-377-3250, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit our Scheduling page for some important information on the scheduling process.