ADHD & Educational Assessments
ADHD and Educational Assessments involve gathering relevant information about an individual's areas of strengths and weaknesses to determine whether he or she may have ADHD or a learning disability. A formal diagnosis is often required in order to prescribe appropriate medications or help an individual qualify for work or school accommodations.
ADHD & Educational Assessments include:
Screening (clinical interview, review of medical, school, and/or work histories)
Evaluation (formal testing of cognitive abilities and emotional concerns)
Diagnosis (specifying the results of the assessment, including the type of ADHD/LD identified)
Recommendations (for work, school and/or daily living)
Who should be assessed for ADHD or Learning Disability?
There are many reasons adults choose to undergo an ADHD or learning disability assessment. Some common reasons include:
Inconsistent performance in jobs or careers; losing or quitting jobs frequently
History of academic or career underachievement
Poor ability to manage day-to-day responsibilities, such as completing household chores, paying bills, and organizing things
Relationship problems due to not completing tasks
Struggling to process, learn, and remember information
Forgetting important things or getting upset easily over minor things
Chronic stress or worry due to failure to accomplish goals and meet responsibilities