ADHD Testing / Assessment
Prosper Psychological Testing Services offers evaluations for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). During the evaluation, one of our clinical psychologists will gather information about you or your child to determine if the criteria for ADHD are met based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5).
For an ADHD assessment, the psychologist will gather you or your child’s history and background of symptoms, review appropriate records such as medical, psychological, or school/employment records, and conduct a variety of tests. Questionnaires, rating scales, intellectual screenings, and measures of sustained attention and distractibility all may be part of the assessment. Additionally, questionnaires may be sent, or interviews conducted, with other people such as a teacher or daycare provider with proper consent.
An ADHD test for kids & adults will assess for 3 types of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder:
- Impulsive-Hyperactive Type. This includes symptoms of both impulsivity and hyperactivity. For example, acting without thinking about the consequences, a desire for immediate rewards, difficulty sitting still, fidgeting, moving about constantly, and/or talking nonstop.
- Inattentive Type. This type of ADHD includes people who primarily have trouble paying attention and are easily distracted.
- Combined Type. This is the most common type of ADHD which includes a combination of impulsivity, hyperactivity, and inattentiveness.