ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders, with an estimated 1 in 10 school-aged children affected. Common characteristics of ADHD include:
ADHD presents in a few variations:
Kids and teens with ADHD can struggle with daily life skills (organizing, planning, working memory, attention), which can negatively impact their academics and family life. Their symptoms may also affect their friendships and social success. Without proper diagnosis, kids and teens with ADHD have a greater risk of developing anxiety, depression, or substance abuse.
ADHD does not look the same for everyone. Our psychologists are experts in diagnosing ADHD of all types. An evaluation is a key first step to understanding and managing your child or teen’s symptoms.
Understanding attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and how the symptoms uniquely affect your child can provide clarity about how to secure proper accommodations and how to tap into their own personal strengths to overcome their specific ADHD-related challenges.
Our diagnostic assessments for ADHD consist of three to four appointments including an in-person visit to our office in downtown Los Angeles, a telehealth interview, a real-world observation, and a feedback session. We aim to schedule one appointment per week, which means you should receive results about a month after your child’s first appointment.
The order of appointments is flexible, allowing your child to begin the testing process even if your family can’t get to our office in L.A. for a few weeks.