ADHD Assessment

The Centers for Family Change has specialized in the assessment and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) for over 25 years. We provide assessment and treatment of ADHD for Children, Adolescents and Adults.

The Assessment Process

The Centers for Family Change utilizes an in-depth interview based assessment which includes:

  • Detailed assessment of current symptoms (supplemented by rating scales).
  • Assessment of symptoms’ impact on functioning at home/school/work.
  • Obtaining a thorough history of symptoms dating back to childhood.
  • Screening for other diagnoses and problems.
  • Screening of executive functioning.
  • Consultation with school staff (for children and teens) and other professionals.

Feedback Session

When the assessment is complete a feedback session is held to review findings, clarify whether a diagnosis of ADHD is appropriate, and provide treatment recommendations. If additional assessment is needed to evaluate other concerns, such as learning disabilities, we will provide referrals.

Fees for Assessment

The ADHD assessment takes 3-5 office visits (which are billed to and typically covered by insurance). There is an additional fee of $200.00 (not billable to insurance) to cover the cost of rating scales, record review, consultation with other professionals, and written summary of the assessment.

Frequently Asked Questions About the ADHD Assessment

This section address the following questions:

  • How do I know it makes sense to seek an ADHD evaluation?
  • How do I prepare for the ADHD assessment?
  • What do I need to bring to the ADHD assessment?
  • Who should attend the assessment sessions?
  • Why do you involve family members (parents and significant others) in the assessment?
  • Are there specific tests that can determine if someone has ADHD?
  • Why don’t you do neuropsychological testing?
  • Could you better explain the rationale for your approach to diagnosing ADHD?