ADHD Testing & Services
Navigating Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder (ADHD) assessment and treatment can be a complicated and frustrating process. As a parent, having a clear roadmap to best support your child is vital. As your child navigates social, emotional, and academic learning, having practical resources for guidance, intervention, and advocacy can reduce everyone's stress.
Our agency offers a 3-step process to assess for AD(H)D and maximize quality resource building geared toward your child. Adult testing also follows the same process.
STEP 1: The assessing counselor will conduct a 60-minute meeting with you and your child to conduct a brief screening tool, gather relevant background and developmental information, and ascertain strengths and needs. Because we value your child’s viewpoint, meeting with your child individually will be part of today’s meeting. Lastly, we will discuss the details of formalized testing.
STEP 2: Your counselor will provide your child with a rating scale (depending upon age), as well as rating scales for two of their teachers, and rating scales for each of the child’s primary caregivers/parents. These can be completed online or on paper and must be returned to your counselor.
STEP 3: You will have a follow-up appointment (60 minutes) in which your counselor will review the results of the assessment with you and provide you with a summary of the findings. The brief evaluation summary will contain the following: reliable, valid testing data interpretation summary; diagnosis; treatment recommendations/options; recommendations for follow up care; and quality resources you can explore so your child can thrive.
You can provide this report to your child's physician, care team, or school to mobilize necessary supports. Information and referrals for additional testing on co-existing conditions will also be provided, if needed, as part of the evaluation report.
We aim to keep these services as affordable as possible because we want your family to get the quality care you deserve.
The total fees for ADHD testing and affiliated services are $500-$600. If additional time is needed due to complexity of the situation, the fee can vary but your assessing counselor will discuss this with you, if this arises.
Please feel free to contact our office for more information. We look forward to supporting you in this process.
ADHD Websites & Resources
Get your free ADHD Toolkit and more reliable resources from the Attention Deficit Disorder Association.
The National Resource Center on ADHD has the NRC Library containing evidenced-based information on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related topics.
DR. GABOR MATE
Dr. Gabor Mate is an international expert on AD(H)D. His book, Scattered Minds, has excellent information how AD(H)D impacts the lifespan.
The Nurtured Heart Approach® is a relationship-focused methodology for helping children (and adults) build their resources and strength and use their intensity in successful ways.
I do not know if you have noticed that the moment you cease to be active, there is immediately a feeling of nervous apprehension; you feel as though you are not alive, not alert, so you must keep going. And there is fear of being alone, of going for a walk alone, without a book, without music, without talking; the fear of sitting quietly without doing something all the time with your hands or with your mind or with your heart.