I provide comprehensive assessment for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Learning Disorder (LD) with children, adolescents, and adults. Psychological assessment serves to clarify diagnosis, individual areas of strength and growth, as well as potential interventions to help manage the impact of ADHD and LD. I assess how you're doing in different areas of your life – at school/work, social relationships, emotional coping, and behavioral strategies. Initially, we will meet for a 90-120 minute intake appointment to review your history in these functional domains of your life, how your symptoms are affecting you, and schedule your testing. Next, we will choose a time for you or your child to come in for testing. This typically requires 4-6 hours in the office, so we’ll keep this in mind and plan accordingly. Once testing is complete, I will prepare a formal report and we’ll schedule a 90-minute feedback session. All together, this assessment would likely require 8-10 hours of in-office time. In your report, you will find treatment recommendations tailored to you, your abilities, and your specific needs. It is my intent that these recommendations help you find effective strategies to improve your overall quality of life.
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD):
We all experience things like forgetting, mind-wandering, and boredom. When you find yourself wondering if you have ADHD, though, it’s likely that these experiences affect your life so much that you spend lots of energy trying to keep them from happening. This can certainly lead to challenges in school or work, relational problems, and even feelings of hopelessness and anxiety.
Learning Disorder (LD):
When learning new information, retaining old information, and effectively utilizing what you know feels harder than it should, Learning Disorder (LD) might be suspected. People with LD typically have average or even above average intelligence, which is often why it’s so frustrating when it feels like you can’t use or demonstrate what you know to the best of your ability. When it’s not about ability, it’s not about not “getting it,” it’s likely LD.