Attention Deficit Disorder
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) or ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) can reliably be assessed with a combination of neuropsychological tests in concert with family and individual interview. The well-rounded examination takes into consideration same-age norms and expectations, gender differences, competing psychological factors that may be mimicking an attention deficit disorder, and the physiology of true ADD. Concerns for overlapping diagnoses of emotional disturbance and learning disabilities are considered and are distilled in the evaluation as needed. Recommendations can speak to pharmacological intervention, behavior modification, and other interventions specifically designed to address the targeted concerns.
Accurate assessments are necessary for those seeking accommodations for standardized or national testing (MCATS, LCATS, GRE, SAT, and the like; FAA (Federal Aeronautics Administration) evaluations for pilots or air traffic controllers.
Academic assessments or educational evaluations:
Academic assessments or educational evaluations strive to help understand attention deficit disorder, learning disabilities, or other barriers to effective learning and school participation.