Does your child struggle with concentration, constant fidgeting, organization, planning, and completing tasks? Do they struggle in these areas at school, home, and socially? If so, you might be wondering if your child has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and what your next steps should be.
A psychological assessment at Behavioral Wellness Counseling Clinic in Louisville provides objective data, diagnostic clarification, and treatment planning in order to best help your child/adolescent. As that many children display some symptoms characteristic of ADHD, it is important for a full psychological assessment be conducted prior to the initiation of treatment and or psychotropic medication. It is also important to rule out any other psychiatric condition such as mood or anxiety disorders that often have similar symptom presentations seen in ADHD.
After scheduling an appointment at Behavioral Wellness Counseling Clinic you will meet with a clinical psychologist in order to begin the clinical interview component of the assessment. In this initial meeting background information and history is collected with both the parents and child. You should expect between 1-3 additional sessions after the initial session in which the psychologist will meet with your child’s teachers, observe your child in their classroom, conduct intellectual testing to determine cognitive ability, and various objective measures. Once the assessment has been completed and a diagnostic report has been written, the psychologist will meet with you to provide feedback. In this feedback session the psychologist will report relevant findings, provide treatment recommendations, and supply appropriate resources and information based on the findings in the assessment.
Read some featured articles from the BWCC Clinical Director, Dr. Monnica Williams at Psychology Today:
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