If you think you or your child has attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),the professionals at the APACenter can help. ADD / ADHD is a serious condition that affects about 9% of the population. It is characterized by problems with inattention and/or hyperactivity/impulsivity. These challenges can negatively impact school, work, and social relationships.At the APACenter, our professionals have extensive expertise in helping children, adolescents, and adults with ADD / ADHD.Our psychological assessments can determine whether you or your child has this condition.We can distinguish it from the many other conditions that can mimic it, such as depression, anxiety, slow processing speed, dyslexia, and working memory deficits.
An accurate diagnosis is essential for effective intervention. Our assessments will have recommendations specific to you or your child’s unique pattern of strengths and weaknesses.
Accommodations for Students with ADD / ADHD
It is important to be aware that children and college students who have ADD / ADHD are likely eligible for educational services and accommodations through special education or Section 504. These can include extended time on exams, preferential seating, or the ability to take exams in quiet environments. In addition, individuals whose condition is documented through a comprehensive psychological assessment are often eligible for extended time on standardized tests such as the SAT, ACT, and GRE. Gaining access to such services and accommodations can be critical to meeting students’ educational needs and preserving self-esteem.
Distinguishing ADD / ADHD from Other Conditions
As part of the full evaluation, our professionals at the APACenter also assess for various other conditions. These conditions include learning difficulties, emotional distress, and auditory processing problems that can affect attention. Importantly, other conditions, such as dyslexia, can be present along with ADD / ADHD. Having one doesn’t necessarily rule out the other.
Our psychological assessments can also help you or your child:
- Improve grades
- Gain access to educational services and accommodations (e.g., extended time on tests) in grades K-12 as well as college
- Learn and work more effectively
Perhaps you or your child already has a diagnosis of ADD / ADHD and just need help overcoming some challenges. Therapy or ADHD coaching might be just what you need.
We can help you or your child:
- Effectively manage the symptoms such as inattention and impulsivity
- Improve academic performance and work productivity
- Enhance social relationships
- Become more organized
- Achieve a greater sense of well-being and self-confidence