ADHD testing for children ages 5-10
Our clinicians have extensive professional experience working with ADHD populations as licensed counselors (LPCs & LCSWs) in both educational and private practice settings.
After conducting a comprehensive assessment, they will provide a written evaluation and ADHD diagnosis (if applicable) as well as personalized treatment & support recommendations.
Common Questions & Pricing:
How does ADHD testing work?
The clinician conducts a consultation with the child's parent(s) to gather information & answer any questions they might have.
The clinician then meets with the child at our office to administer a series of assessments, which appear to the child as simple games & quizzes.
The child's parent(s) and teacher (or other relevant adult) are e-mailed a series of questionnaires called "rating scales". These are assessment tools that use large populations of data to compare the child's traits and behaviors to those of thousands of other children.
Once the clinician has all of the data from the different types of assessments, she reviews the data and makes a determination as to whether or not the child meets the criteria of an ADHD diagnosis, and which type.
The clinician then sends a written report to the parent(s) explaining the results of the assessments, as well as personalized treatment & support recommendations. The parent(s) may also schedule a free follow-up consultation to discuss these results further.
What if my child doesn't have ADHD, or what if there is something else in addition to ADHD?
ADHD-like symptoms are not always the result of ADHD itself, as there may be other hidden or overlapping causes of the associated behaviors.
Our clinicians must map out the full context of the child's unique social, emotional, & behavioral profile and health history to have enough information to make an accurate diagnosis.
The assessments we use collect a large amount of data about the child's situation, and it is possible for this data to show potential indications of other issues. Although we only test for & diagnose ADHD specifically, we will inform the parent if we notice indicators of another issue that might be present instead of or in addition to ADHD.
For example, although our testing is not intended to detect or diagnose autism, it is possible for us to notice basic indicators of autism, and we would then recommend the parent seek autism testing with another professional who specializes in that area.
What kind of ADHD test does my child need?
As per the National Association of School Psychologists, an ADHD evaluation requires more than just a “narrowband” assessment of ADHD symptoms, (as may be found in online testing providers). A proper evaluation must also include holistic “broadband” testing to rule out other possible causes of ADHD-like symptoms and/or to identify any concurrent cognitive or psychological issues. To do so requires the following:
(1) gathering comprehensive background information
(2) parent and/or teacher interviews (typically in the form of a multiple-choice survey)
(3) direct observation of the child by the clinician
(4) professional, standardized behavior rating scales
We adhere to these standards and believe that comprehensiveness is necessary for an accurate diagnosis and to provide the correct treatment recommendations given the unique needs of the child.
What kind of ADHD testing do you offer and what does it cost?
Our full battery of assessments includes an evaluation of executive functioning, visual/motor, visual-perceptual, crystallized (verbal) & fluid (nonverbal) intelligence testing, and social/emotional/behavioral health.
The total cost of an ADHD Evaluation is $2,450
This includes the intake, initial consultation, assessment of surveys and rating scales, in-person assessments (testing session with the child), written evaluation & diagnosis (if applicable), treatment & support recommendations, as well as an optional follow-up consultation to review the test results and discuss recommendations.
Note that payment is due at time of service (by credit card).
Do you accept insurance?
We are an out-of-network provider but will provide you with an itemized statement of the procedure and diagnostic codes needed for you to submit a claim to your insurance company. Your insurance provider may provide partial reimbursement for the assessment.