Psychological Diagnostic Evaluations

Conducted by a doctoral level psychologist.

for making differential diagnosis of all psychiatric conditions and comprehensive treating planning. May be particularly useful when presentation is complicated or if previous treatment has failed.

ADHD

May be used to diagnosis ADHD initially. Screens for learning disabilities, which are often present with ADHD, but is not a comprehensive evaluation of learning and learning disabilities. If learning disabilities are suspected a more comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation is recommended.

Process

The psychologist provides 45-50 minutes of feedback and consultation to the parents. A copy of the report is typically available within one week after the feedback is given. Unless the parents refuse permission, the report is typically sent to the referring clinician. Additional consultation may be requested if necessary.


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