Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder & Assessment

Assessment, Evaluation and Testing for ADHD

Do you or your child struggle with concentration, constant fidgeting, organization, planning, and completing tasks? Struggling in these areas at school, home, and socially? If so, you might be wondering about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and what your next steps should be.

WHAT IS ADHD?

  • ADHD is psychological disorder characterized by symptoms of inattention and/or hyperactivity that interferes with many aspects of life.
  • Affects 5% of children, and this number is higher in Kentucky.
  • Typically seen more in males than females.
  • While many children without ADHD occasionally struggle with inattention and impulsivity; children with ADHD almost always struggle with these symptoms with the effects seen across all aspects of functioning (i.e. at home, school, and socially).

COMMON SYMPTOMS OF ADHD

  • Difficulties initiating & completing schoolwork or tasks
  • Poor concentration
  • Irritability
  • Poor attention span, easily distracted by outside stimuli
  • Restlessness, excessive fidgeting, leaves assigned area
  • Often blurts out answers, has a difficult time waiting for their turn
  • Disorganization, often loses things
  • Forgetful
  • Doesn’t seem to listen when spoken to
  • Poor school performance
  • Mood swings

WHY HAVE TESTING?

A psychological assessment at Be Well Kentucky in Lexington provides objective data, diagnostic clarification, and treatment planning in order to best help you or your child/adolescent. It is important for a full psychological assessment be conducted prior to the initiation of treatment and or psychotropic medication. It is also important to rule out any other psychiatric condition such as mood or anxiety disorders that often have similar symptom presentations seen in ADHD.

OUR APPROACH TO ASSESSMENT

After scheduling an appointment at Be Well Kentucky you will meet with a clinical psychologist in order to begin the clinical interview component of the assessment. In this initial meeting background information and history is collected. You should expect between 1-3 additional sessions after the initial session in which the psychologist will meet with several different people that are applicable to your situation. For example, someone in a school setting, the psychologist would meet with the teachers, observe the child in their classroom, conduct intellectual testing to determine cognitive ability, and various objective measures. Once the assessment has been completed and a diagnostic report has been written, the psychologist will meet with you to provide feedback. In this feedback session the psychologist will report relevant findings, provide treatment recommendations, and supply appropriate resources and information based on the findings in the assessment.

WHAT DOES OUR ASSESSMENT PACKAGE INCLUDE?

We can assess for specific learning disorders and ADHD. The assessment package includes a clinical interview, record review, IQ Test, achievement test & ADHD screeners. Additional mood and behavior assessments are included as needed. We produce full comprehensive psychological reports that include recommendations suitable for 504 plans as well as academic or work place accommodations.

HOW LONG DO THE ASSESSMENTS TAKE?

Testing itself takes place over 5-6 hours and is usually broken up into 2 appointments at our Lexington Branch located at 2201 Regency Rd, Suite 703, Lexington KY 40503. Assessments need to be in person at this address. A feedback session will be scheduled after the assessment & report writing is complete. These sessions last between 30 minutes to an hour.
 

WHAT INFORMATION IS NEEDED BEFORE THE ASSESSMENT?

You will receive an email from the clinic’s intake department (intake@bewellkentucky.com) with links to your required intake paperwork. All of these forms must be completed and on file prior to scheduling. Once the intake team has received the completed forms, they will reach out to coordinate scheduling.
 

WHO IS ASSESSMENT APPROPRIATE FOR?

We offer assessments to children and adolescents age 6+ who have completed at least one semester of structured learning.
 
We also offer assessments to adults who have experienced learning or attention difficulties since childhood. A provider referral is not necessary.
 

HOW MUCH DO THE ASSESSMENTS COST?

IQ Test (WISC-5 | WAIS IV)

Achievement Test (WJ-IV)

ADHD (NICHQ Vanderbilt Assessment & other screeners as appropriate)

Totaling $2200

Assessment fees for minors are due in full at the time of scheduling. Adults wanting assessments will schedule a one hour consultation for $150. This consultation will determine if the assessment is appropriate, if so, the remaining $2050 will be taken when those assessment sessions are scheduled.

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Our staff will ensure that you receive the best possible care.


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