Who should get tested for
Individuals with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have
ongoing patterns of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity.
Some of these symptoms may include the following:
• Fails to give close attention to details
• Makes careless mistakes in schoolwork or during other activities
• Has difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activities
• Does not seem to listen when spoken to directly
• Does not follow through on instructions
• Fails to finish schoolwork
• Has difficulty organizing tasks and activities
• Avoids, dislikes, or is reluctant to engage in tasks that
require sustained mental effort (e.g., schoolwork or homework)
• Loses things necessary for tasks or activites
(e.g., school materials, pencils, books)
• Easily distracted by extraneous stimuli
• Fidgets with or taps hands or feet or squirms in seat
• Leaves seat in situations when remaining seated is expected
• Runs about or climbs in situations when it is inappropriate
• Unable to play or engage in leisure activities quietly
• "On the Go"
• Acts as if "driven by a motor"
• Talks excessively
• Blurts out an answer before a question has been completed
• Has difficulty waiting his or her turn (e.g., while waiting in line)
• Interrupts or intrudes on others
• The psychological evaluation is the first step in
Why should your child receive
testing for an ADHD?
understanding the symptoms and guiding the right
treatment (e.g., medication, behavioral therapy, or both).
• It also opens the door for other services
(e.g., social security benefits, school 504 or IEP, etc.)
What to expect from ADHD testing?
Visit 1. Throughout clinical interview: A licensed psychologist
meets with the child/adolescent and parent(s) to gather history
and current symptoms while observing the patient. At this
appointment, the parents receive questionnaires for home and school.
Visit 2. Feedback session: At this visit, the family receives
a psychological evaluation report with testing results and
recommendations. During this time, the licensed psychologist
explains the report's information, and the parents get to ask questions.
Did you know that we also offer the following services,
within our Behavioral Health division, of Angel Kids Pediatrics?