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ADHD, a learning difference that impacts attention, can affect children and adults in different ways. You might see that your child is smart and talented, but still can’t seem to focus on schoolwork. Or, as an adult, you might find it difficult to stay on top of your bills or show up on time for appointments.

Attention problems are common and can affect learning, memory, school or work performance, mood, and social functioning. An ADHD evaluation can help pinpoint attention problems and how they might be hindering functioning at school or work, relationships, mood/behavior regulation, or other behavior patterns.

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How Neuropsychology Can Help

A neuropsychological evaluation for ADHD looks carefully at potential sources of attention struggles. It integrates information from several different sources such as standardized questionnaires, self-reports and cognitive tests to gain insight into an individual’s attention and focus. With this data, we are able to make a diagnosis if applicable, and provide recommendations for supports, interventions, and other resources. By analyzing attention concerns, we can develop an informed understanding of the extent to which attention affects overall functioning. We can also look at other potential issues with thinking, learning, or memory that often go along with attention problems.

Because ADHD often involves impulsivity and/or emotional dysregulation, and can result in negative interactions with the environment due to other executive function deficits, some children with ADHD develop a behavioral pattern called Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). ODD is quite common among individuals with ADHD. Research indicates that approximately 40-60% of individuals with ADHD will eventually meet criteria for a diagnosis of ODD as well. Our evaluations help to sort out the emotional and behavioral aspects of these two conditions, and point you in a good direction for next steps for support and/or intervention as indicated.


The ADHD Evaluation Process

ADHD evaluation includes a careful review of concerns through self-report and standardized behavioral questionnaires, and collection of data through comprehensive cognitive assessment. With this information, we are able to provide objective data and perspective on test results and stated concerns. We sit together for a feedback session in which we revisit concerns through the lens of data and formulate a plan of recommendations for accommodations, supports and other resources. You’ll receive a written report summarizing all test findings, diagnosis, and recommendations.

ADHD in Women & Girls

ADHD is a commonly underdiagnosed condition in women and girls, primarily due to a lack of awareness regarding its presentation in females compared to males. At Minnesota Neuropsychology, we are dedicated to shedding light on the unique experiences of women and girls with ADHD and offering diagnostic assessments that are grounded in the latest advancements in clinical research. We strive to ensure that every woman with ADHD receives the recognition and support she deserves. Discover more about our commitment to empowering women with ADHD.

Contact Minnesota Neuropsychology Today to Get Started

Attention problems can be difficult to understand and manage. Neuropsychological evaluation can help to provide clarity and direction. To learn more about ADHD testing or to schedule an appointment, reach out to us today.

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