We provide a full range of formal psychoeducational assessments for adults, children and adolescents. ADHD can manifest differently at different ages and look different for men, women, boys and girls. A thorough, professional assessment will honor each client as a unique individual and will accurately determine the nature and complexity of any ADHD symptoms present.

  • Assessments for Children and Adolescents - ADHD has long been considered a disorder that predominantly affects boys. However, this is incorrect. ADHD does not differentiate between genders and affects female children and adolescents as well. With girls, the symptoms can often go unnoticed, as girls tend to internalize their symptoms to a greater degree than their male peers. When this occurs, emotional problems can begin to manifest, including depression, anxiety and perfectionism. For both girls and boys, it is crucial that parents notice these warning signs and seek diagnosis and treatment for their children.

    I provide ADHD assessments for children and adolescents, aged 7 through 19. For these childhood and adolescent assessments, the clinical interview will require parental involvement. We ask that you bring along copies of school progress report cards, IPPs (individualized program plans - if applicable), and any other relevant documents, such as letters from teachers, therapists, family doctors or specialists.
  • Assessments for Adults - The myth persists that ADHD is a childhood condition, and that children with ADHD will grow out of it. In reality, although ADHD has been considered a childhood disorder, studies now show that as many as 80% of children with ADHD continue to show symptoms into adulthood.

    Adult ADHD symptoms can be different from those experienced by children. Most problems occur with time management, planning, organizing and the ability to complete tasks in a timely manner (or at all).

    I work with adults of all ages to provide professional ADHD assessments. In addition to the process as detailed below, I may also look for supporting information from individuals such as your partner or parents, your family doctors and/or other specialists you are seeing, as well as related documents from your childhood (i.e. report cards, teacher’s notes, etc.).