Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Evaluations
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by developmentally inappropriate levels of inattention, hyperactivity, and/or impulsivity.
CAPES assessments for ADHD are tailored to the individual, but typically include the following components:
Assessment of cognitive abilities to determine individual strengths and weaknesses in areas of cognitive processing including Verbal Reasoning, Nonverbal Reasoning, Working Memory, and Processing Speed
Assessment of academic achievement to determine whether the student is learning academic material in reading, writing, and math at a level consistent with their potential
Assessment of behavioral and emotional functioning including behavior checklists from multiple informants, parent interview, child interview, and more direct assessment of the child’s emotional functioning when indicated
Assessment of attention functioning under controlled conditions
Behavioral observations during the assessment
Once the comprehensive assessment is complete, our evaluator will write a report detailing the findings, with recommendations provided based on the individual’s strengths and weaknesses. The goal is not merely diagnosis, but suggestions for interventions that are tailored to you or your child’s individual profile. Whether or not you or your child receives a diagnosis of ADHD, recommendations to address difficulties you or your child may be exhibiting are an essential component of the evaluation. Our evaluator will discuss the results with you, in detail, and answer any questions you might have.