What is ADHD?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that begins in childhood and can continue into adulthood.
ADHD has three defining features: poor attention skills, poor impulse control and hyperactivity. Any two of these three will suffice for a diagnosis. A trained clinician can assess the presence of ADHD through an intensive ADHD assessment process.
I conduct ADHD assessments for adults between the ages of 18-60.
To learn more about ADHD from a reputable source, visit www.caddra.ca
What does the assessment process look like?
The adult ADHD assessment process involves the following:
- 15 minute initial phone consultation
- 3.5 hours of clinical interviews (virtual)
- Completion and review of self report symptom questionnaires (online)
- Informant interview and questionnaires (if applicable)
- Review of report cards, IEP, childhood assessment reports, if available
- A feedback session (30-60 minutes) to share findings and information gathered.
- A detailed written report with diagnosis (if present) and treatment recommendations
ADHD assessment insurance coverage
ADHD assessments may be covered by private insurance if you have extended health care benefits. Follow up with your insurance provider for more information.
Does the ADHD assessment guarantee an ADHD diagnosis?
The assessment process does not guarantee a diagnosis. However, the assessment process will be completed in full and I will provide you with detailed treatment recommendations to help you manage the symptoms of ADHD, even if an official diagnosis is not present.
How long does this process take and what are your wait times?
From start to finish, this process can take up to 5-8 weeks, depending on your availability for the clinical interviews and time to complete the standardized questionnaires.
For more information, use the booking at the front page, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
**Current wait list is 1-2 months (July 2023).