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ADHD Testing For Your Child

Watch for signs of ADHD around age 7 for your child.

Watch for signs of ADHD around age 7 for your child.

What’s the first thing that might cue the potential for ADHD and its presence in your child’s psychology?  Answer?  Probably a dramatic drop in grades or perhaps a teacher’s comments around age 7.  As a parent, we know that you want the best for your child and that you wouldn’t want to leave any stone unturned.  What if it wasn’t ADHD but a learning disability?

Benefits and Drawbacks of ADHD Testing

A great way to tell whether or not it’s ADHD or something else is to get a psychological evaluation.  While there are plenty of great resources on the Internet, that’s just a starting point in terms of education and making a plan to move forward.  If you suspect that you or your child may be a candidate for receiving a diagnosis of ADHD, you might consider scheduling an evaluation sooner rather than later.  Even if it’s not ADHD, you’re still going to learn something valuable through the process, whether it’s an environmental change that could help lead to greater success or a potential learning disability that is impeding academic progress.    

While there are many great doctors out there, oftentimes the test results may take several months.  After that, you have to find the right type of treatment regiment which may include medication, counseling, or a combination of the two.  In many cases, the unfortunate thing is, that it can take about a 8 months to a year to figure out ADHD with regard to your child, who, in the meantime, continues to struggle in school and might be held back in school or experience social frustrations connected with their academic performance.  

What if that didn’t have to be the case?  What if you could have your psychological test results sooner so that you and your child can move forward with results in hand versus being caught up in a holding pattern?  We’re committed to getting you in to see our clinicians in a timely fashion as well as getting you the results that you need quickly and efficiently so that you can move forward.  What if time spent in a holding pattern was 8-weeks instead of 8-months?  That means a you can plan with your child’s teachers and their school for appropriate ways to support their academic progress as soon as possible.  

Exploring Possibilities Other Than ADHD

It’s also important to note that there could also be other psychological factors at play when considering ADHD as a diagnosis.  The symptoms of anxiety and depression can lead to certain behaviors that mimic behaviors found in ADHD.   Other social factors such as family problems or problems with peers in the classroom can also amount to academic challenges.

Getting Results Fast

One of our core pillars is the freedom to innovate.  We’re a smaller company but that doesn’t mean we pull our punches.  In fact, we believe in punching above our weight.  What that means is that we’re dedicated to being engaged directly with you so that you’re in the driver’s seat and you, or your child, get  to the optimal state of health.  That also means that we want to get you the results of your psychological screening and evaluations efficiently so that you know what to do to move forward. 

We’re also here to educate and keep the process simple.  From the moment you walk in the door, or even before that if you’re on our website, we want to win your trust.  Since we first opened our doors in 2012 our focus has always been win people’s trust by being trustworthy, upfront, and treating our relationship with our clients as if it’s the only thing that really matters.  We want you to be able to look us in the eye and to be able to trust us as someone who’s in your corner and strives for your success, because that makes us feel successful.  
If  we put people first and are trustworthy, then everything else will come out in the wash.  If you are interested in learning more about ADHD testing and psychological screening please give us a call today.  We’re standing by and always ready to help.  

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