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ADHD evaluations in Kansas City
Considering an ADHD evaluation?
You should consider an ADHD evaluation if you are…
- Unsure of how to intervene or discipline your child because of possible ADHD traits.
- Unsure of a specific course of treatment because of possible ADHD traits.
- Seeking assistance with educational planning.
- Seeking assistance with behavioral management.
In order for an individual to be diagnosed, they need to have a number of signs and symptoms under categories such as “inattention” and “hyperactivity and impulsivity.” These are uncovered during the ADHD evaluations that I conduct.
When completing ADHD evaluations, I will take the following common behaviors into consideration:
- Showing a lack of attention to detail
- Making careless mistakes
- Not listening or following instructions
- Difficulty during task organization
- Becoming easily distracted
- Exhibiting impulsive behavior
- Exhibiting hyperactivity
- Difficulty sustaining attention for extended periods
- Avoiding tasks requiring concentration
- Failing to finish tasks and schoolwork
- Losing or “misplacing” items
- Fidgeting, disrupting class, and being very active
- Difficulty with “quiet time”
- Talking a lot and out of turn
- Interrupting others
When considering aspects of Executive Functioning, I will take the following behaviors into consideration:
- Time management
- Emotional regulation
- Information processing
- Prioritizing tasks
Once the ADHD evaluation is completed, it is easier to look at feasible intervention options and to understand whether the expectations placed on the child concerned are realistic under the circumstances.
How it works
ADHD evaluations are commonly a two-hour evaluation appointment where many forms of data are collected.
A followup session is scheduled at the time of the evaluation, where results are reviewed, specific intervention recommendations are discussed, and a clinical report is provided.