Could An ADHD Assessment Offer You The Answers You’ve Been Looking For?
Are you the parent of a child or teen who suspects they may be struggling with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?
Or are you an adult in search of an ADHD evaluation for symptoms that have been overlooked throughout your life?
Individuals with ADHD often encounter cognitive, emotional, and social challenges that have the potential to impact every part of their lives—from home to school to the workplace. If you or your child struggle with the following symptoms, you may be curious if ADHD testing could confirm a diagnosis:
- Difficulty maintaining focus
- Difficulty with organization
- Making careless mistakes (i.e., for schoolwork)
- An inability to listen to or carry out instructions
Additionally, many people living with ADHD struggle with co-occurring conditions. For example, anxiety disorders are common among individuals with ADHD, and it’s possible that other learning disabilities and neurodivergent conditions, like Autism, are exacerbating symptoms.
A psychological assessment can help you understand exactly if and how ADHD is impacting your life. By receiving an accurate diagnosis, you can get necessary accommodations and meaningful answers on your journey.
ADHD Is Common, And It’s Important To Be Accurately Diagnosed
According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the lifetime prevalence of ADHD is nearly 9 percent, with children being more frequently diagnosed than adults. While common, individuals diagnosed with ADHD can have a poor prognosis if proper treatment interventions aren’t taken. Medication can be helpful, but executive functioning skills and individualized accommodations are also vital to ensure that ADHD symptoms are managed.
Furthermore, a thorough ADHD diagnosis can help to mitigate the effects of co-occurring conditions, including anxiety, depression, substance abuse disorders, and neurodivergence. Without a detailed assessment that screens for other diagnoses beyond ADHD, it can be difficult to identify and manage specific symptoms.
Our testing specialists are committed to providing extensive ADHD assessments to help you get the answers you need. As you better understand your or your child’s symptoms, you can determine which treatment interventions to take and how to increase focus, organization, and executive functioning.
Tampa Bay Area Counseling Provides ADHD Testing To Children And Adults
At TBAC, we are pleased to have licensed counselors and certified ADHD consultants on our team. We work with clients ages 6 and older in ADHD testing to pave the way for effective, individualized interventions.
What To Expect
Our testing method draws from the Conners 4 model, which is the gold standard for ADHD evaluations. Meeting with our certified ADHD consultant for about 60 minutes, you or your child will undergo the initial screening process to get a sense of presenting concerns. From there, portions of the assessment will be taken home for the client to further elaborate on their symptoms. (For minors, take-home evaluations are completed by parents and teachers.)
Following the evaluation, you will then be invited to meet with the ADHD testing specialist to go over the results. This 60-minute follow-up meeting will be an opportunity to receive medication referrals, 504 or employment accommodations, and any additional services, including therapy, that may be needed.
An accurate diagnosis is absolutely essential to the management of ADHD. Using our state-of-the-art testing methods, you can navigate your ADHD diagnosis with clarity and confidence.
Still Not Sure If An ADHD Evaluation Is Right For You?
How much does ADHD testing cost?
The cost of ADHD assessments through Tampa Bay Area Counseling is $550. This includes two 60-minute sessions with your ADHD testing specialist and any assistance needed with receiving accommodations.
Does insurance cover the cost of ADHD testing?
At the moment, we do not accept insurance for ADHD testing, and it’s uncommon for insurance providers to cover the cost of ADHD evaluations.
What if I don’t want to take medication for ADHD?
We understand that not all clients want to use medication, and we will never pressure you to pursue an intervention you’re not comfortable with. There are many treatment options for individuals with ADHD—including ongoing counseling through our practice—and we will tailor the evaluation process to your unique goals.
The More Accurate The Diagnosis, The More Effective The Intervention
If you struggle with inattention, disorganization, or distractibility, or if you suspect your child’s symptoms align with ADHD, our ADHD assessments are available to adults and children 6 and older. For more information, contact us.