ADD/ADHD Assessment Services
We provide comprehensive assessment services for adults and adolescents (ages 10+) experiencing attention problems.
Using the latest Integrated Visual and Auditory (I.V.A.) continuous performance test in conjunction with other diagnostic procedures, we can comprehensively assess individuals with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
The basic components of a stand-alone ADD/ADHD assessment include a clinical interview, developmental history, administration of standardized measures, and a report with rendering of diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Standardized measures refer to tests that allow the results to be statistically compared to age-based norms, a very important factor in identifying the presence of ADD/ADHD. The process and components of the assessment depend on the age of the client (see below) and complexity of the case.
ADHD Assessment in Adults and Adolescents
The assessment process involves a combination of a clinical interview, a standardized self-report, and collateral information from other individuals such as teachers, spouses, and parents. An accurate developmental history is an essential part of the assessment because a positive ADHD diagnosis requires childhood onset. Depending on the age of the adult client, this may be quite challenging to identify. Differential diagnosis can be quite challenging since ADHD symptoms overlap those of other disorders. Nevertheless, with multiple sources of objective and subjective data and careful differential diagnosis, a reliable clinical picture can be obtained.
We understand that the process is about much more than simply determining a diagnosis. An evaluation provides a better understanding of a person's strengths and weaknesses in cognitive, academic, social and emotional functioning. Recommendations will be provided to help increase the client's functioning, as well as to suggest accommodations and interventions.
Insurance companies do not cover comprehensive ADD/ADHD assessment and reporting services. Therefore, clients must self-pay the full rate for these appointments. Health Savings Accounts (HSA's) qualify for assessments, and sessions can be paid with an HSA debit card at the time of service.
ADD/ADHD Evaluation & Comprehensive Report: $1,000
Assessments typically take place in three parts. The first appointment is usually a parent-only consultation, and the second appointment is the actual evaluation with the client. In the third appointment we review the results and present clients with any diagnoses that we find, including a comprehensive report and suggested treatment protocol.
Assessments typically take place in two parts. The first appointment is a combined consultation and evaluation. In the second appointment we review the results and present you with any diagnoses that we find, including a comprehensive report and suggested treatment protocol.
ADD/ADHD Treatment Services
Though there is no cure for ADHD, the symptoms of the disorder can be effectively managed with the proper combination of treatments. Just as there is no single test to diagnose ADHD in adults, no single treatment approach is appropriate for all individuals with attention problems. Nonetheless, virtually all adults with ADHD benefit from developing foundational organizational and time management skills. Our treatments often initially focus on helping individuals develop these skills. Thereafter, we tailor the treatment plan to each individual's unique needs. For many, it can be healing simply to receive the diagnosis and understand that many of their past difficulties can be understood as fallout from this neurobehavioral condition.
As an alternative to medication-based treatment, LG Counseling recommends the use of Neurofeedback training to recondition the brain to produce healthier cognitive patterns. Neurofeedback training is a proven alternative to medication in certain instances.