ADHD Testing in Brooklyn
Understanding & Managing ADHD
We all have a hard time focusing at times. Stress and excitement can make it difficult to pay attention or leave us struggling to focus, but for those diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), this feeling of overstimulation is a frequent occurrence. Our clinical psychologists provide ADHD evaluations for children, teens and adults virtually and at both of our Brooklyn office locations in Park Slope and Bay Ridge.
What is ADHD?
ADHD is a common condition, affecting more than 3 million people in the US each year. It is characterized by difficulty controlling the “executive functions.” These functions allow us to focus, make decisions, organize and access short and long term memories, and interact with our day to day environments. When the brain fails to properly develop the ability to control executive functions, impulsivity and hyperactivity can result. In children, you may see behaviors like forgetting to do homework (or never hearing the assignment in the first place), struggles with calming down or problems going to bed. Adults with ADHD can have difficulty maintaining relationships or keeping up with their responsibilities at work. Some of the common indicators that you may be dealing with ADHD include:
- Difficulty maintaining concentration across settings (school, work, home)
- Lack of attention to detail or difficulty remembering details
- Hyperactive behaviors like fidgeting or an inability to sit still
- Impulsivity or difficulty controlling urges
- Getting Started
If you want to get started with an ADHD assessment for yourself or your child, Ridge Psychological is here to help. Our clinical psychologists offer complete ADHD assessments for adults and children. To get started, you can contact our office in Park Slope or Bay Ridge by phone, send us an email or you can book a phone consultation appointment right now. We offer a free phone consultation to review your concerns, go over costs and fees, and answer any questions that you have. Once you make an appointment, you will receive our start up forms through a secure portal to complete in advance of your appointment so that we can review your concerns before you come in.
What Happens During Testing for ADHD?
There is no single test that can definitively diagnose ADHD. Instead, we may use a full neuropsychological assessment battery to ensure the most accurate diagnosis. This can include interviews and observation, review of academic or professional performance, rating scales, and other assessment tools. If you or your child had past testing or assessments, please bring that information in for us to review.
What to Expect at Ridge Psychological
We are a team of experienced psychologists who aim to provide each client with compassionate, individualized care. We offer consultations, neuropsychological and educational evaluations, and therapy services. For your safety, our team is providing secure virtual and in person services.