- Do you think your child may have ADHD?
- Do you feel frustrated that you have to constantly give your child instructions about things they should be able to do by themselves?
- Is your child more disorganized than other children his/her age?
- Do you worry that your child may not become as independent as they need to be?
- Are your child’s grades suffering because they are unable to concentrate in school?
- Has your child’s school or pediatrician recommended that your child be tested for ADHD?
Child and Adolescent ADHD Evaluations
You may find that your child’s problems with focus and concentration can interfere with their friendships, schoolwork, and day to day functioning at home. You may find that the teacher is expressing concerns about your child’s lack of progress, disorganization, or behavior problems. You want your child to be successful, but giving him multiple reminders every day just isn’t cutting it.
About 6% of children meet criteria for ADHD. Many other childhood behaviors, emotional disorders, or learning disorders can look very similar. We have found that many parents and teachers have difficulty accurately determining exactly what is going on when a child exhibits these problems. We can provide a thorough ADHD evaluation to help you identify how best to help your child. Research shows that a simple checklist, such as the Vanderbilt ADHD Rating Scale, is not enough to determine if someone has ADHD. Our psychologists know exactly which assessments are important so that you can feel confident that your child is accurately diagnosed.
About 2-3 children per classroom will meet criteria for ADHD. Every child with ADHD is unique. Their problems may show up in their school performance, anger outbursts, emotional meltdowns, in planning ahead, being organized, and a number of other ways. We will help you get to the root of the problem so your child can get the right treatment!
How We Can Help
Contact us if your child’s ability to focus is keeping her from reaching her full potential. Feel free to ask any questions you have or set up an appointment. Why wait to get help? Making that first call is often the most difficult part. We make it easy for you to get started. We love our work. And we have a safe place waiting for you to learn about your child’s unique struggles and how we can tackle them together.
In assessing and treating ADHD, we rely on evidence-based practices. You are not alone. We find that many parents and teachers have tried everything and don’t know how else to help their child or student. Our Licensed Psychologists will complete a comprehensive and thorough evaluation to make sure we get to the root of the problem. The evaluation consists of multiple measures, including an IQ test, emotional and behavioral assessments, and tests of executive functioning. When it comes to psychological testing, we adhere to “best practices” standards, and follow the testing recommendations made by experts in the field of psychology. The great news is that regardless of the results of the evaluation, we will give you individually tailored recommendations to help your child.
Our skilled and compassionate psychologists listen to the struggles that your child is experiencing and clinically observe and assess your child’s behaviors. We analyze and interpret multiple sources of data to ensure that your child’s mental health needs will be met. You can rely on our years of experience, compassion and practical advice to help you receive the help you need for your child. Our methods are direct, heart-felt and practical. We help you identify the root of the problem so you child can receive the help he needs.
We have trained psychologists who specialize in the assessment of childhood disorders. We will help you accurately identify and overcome the unique challenges your child faces.
Ready to get started?
If you believe your child needs an evaluation for ADHD, call our staff at (936) 272-0555. They can help match you with one of our highly qualified psychologists that will help you meet your goals.