ADHD can be a difficult diagnosis to make. However, it is a condition that with the correct medication and behavioral health regiment can be managed. At VPA, we use interviews, behavior rating scales, symptom checklists, and neuropsychological measures to accurately diagnose and make treatment recommendations for attention disorders.
We offer the following assessment tools:
The TOVA is a computerized assessment that provides an objective measure of an individual’s attention and impulsivity. Please view the brief video on the right for more details.
The primary purpose of the BASC-2 is to assist in the classification of emotional and behavioral disorders and highlight other problems that may be of clinical importance. The BASC-2 is completed by parents, teachers, and students.
The Conners 3 is a reliable questionnaire that assists with the evaluation and diagnosis of ADHD and other co-occuring disorders. Parents, teachers, and individuals complete the Conners forms.
On average, there are 1 to 3 children who have ADHD in every classroom of 30 students.
The rate of emotional development for children with ADHD is 30% slower than their non-ADHD peers.
65% of children with ADHD have problems with defiance, non-compliance, and other problems with authority figures, including verbal hostility and temper tantrums.
50% of children who have ADHD also have sleep problems.
25% of students with ADHD have other serious learning problems in one or more of these areas: oral expression, listening skills, reading comprehension, and math.
Half of all ADHD students have listening comprehension problems.
(from Russell Barkley PhD, The Statistics of ADHD)
Please contact us to determine whether an ADHD assessment is appropriate. Telephone: 508.242.9666ext: 5 (leave a message with your name and number and we will call you back within 2 business days)
258 Main Street Suite 7 Medfield, MA 02052 Phone: 508.242.9666 Fax: 815.572.8941