ADHD Testing

You know your child can be successful, but you are not sure how to support them. Their grades are slipping and you’ve noticed their attention is scattered. Teachers are starting to share concerns. Is it time for ADHD testing? Below you’ll find a description of our ADHD testing services for kids in Wesley Chapel, FL, and the surrounding Tampa area. When you’re ready to schedule your testing session, please click the ‘Schedule Today’ button to connect with us and get the process started.

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Do you ever find yourself wondering, “Do I have ADHD?” or “Does my child have ADHD?”

It is normal for children and adults to have trouble focusing or completing tasks at one time or another. But, how do you know when your difficulty with concentration is not normal? Could it be a symptom of ADHD or other clinical disorder? How do you deal with the fact that your struggles have not gone away even now that you are in college or have started your career?

It can be so frustrating when you understand a concept, but your grades never reflected your true knowledge because you consistently rush through tests and make many careless errors.

Individuals with ADHD often say these things to themselves: 

  • “Why do I always leave my work to the last minute?”
  • “I was not listening to any of that.”
  • “Teachers always thought I was dumb and lazy, but I didn’t know what was going on because I was daydreaming most the time.”
  • “I cannot believe I missed so many problems I knew the answers to. I wish I would have checked my work.”

It can be tempting to think that since you have made it this far with your attention struggles, it is not worth the investment of formal testing.

However, comprehensive ADHD testing from a psychologist provides more than just a “yes” or “no” regarding a diagnosis. Your assessment can illuminate what aspects of attention and focus are most difficult for you.

For example, do you have a harder time shifting your focus from one task to the next? Or, is it harder to pay attention when you have to ignore background noise or visual stimuli?

Where do your verbal versus visual attention abilities fall? Your ability to pay attention to details and your overall ability to sustain attention during various tasks are measured in real-time. 

A young child listens to something on the computer as they look off. This could represent ADHD testing in Wesley Chapel, FL. If you are experiencing ADHD symptoms in kids, contact us today for an ADHD assessment.

Get the educational help your child deserves with our professional ADHD diagnosis in Wesley Chapel, FL

Many people diagnosed with ADHD find it very grounding to know that the difficulties they experience can be identified by a specific term backed by research. Having a diagnosis and understanding ADHD can help.
 
It can qualify you for accommodations in your school based on the Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA) for public schools. Accommodations in a work environment are based on the standards of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).
 
Upon finalizing your profile and report, a psychologist will meet with you to deliver a written report of findings and explain your testing results. You will have several recommendations and resources to gain specialized support.
An ADHD diagnosis is warranted based on the evaluation. So, recommendations may include pursuing individual or group therapy. As well as getting an ADHD coach, or meeting with a psychiatrist to determine suitability for medication services. Together, we will use healthy lifestyle behaviors.
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Comprehensive ADHD testing in Wesley Chapel, FL helps identify your child’s specific needs

It is important to remember that ADHD symptoms can mimic other psychological conditions. These may include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorders, or learning disabilities.

Individuals with attention deficit disorders can also experience these conditions alongside their ADHD. For this reason, a comprehensive assessment rather than exclusively ADHD testing is often the best starting place.

If you are reading this and want to take the first step towards getting answers, call our office at 813-982-4230 and we will happily walk you through the testing process. 

A young Asian child leans against a table as they flip through a book. This could symbolize a child benefiting academically after understanding their ADHD diagnosis. We offer ADHD testing in Wesley Chapel, FL. Contact an ADHD specialist today.

If you are reading this and want to take the first step towards getting answers, call our office at 813-982-4230 and we will happily walk you through the testing process.

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Other Mental Health Services at Sheltering Oaks Counseling

Your family may need help in more than one way. At Sheltering Oaks Counseling, we want to meet the mental health needs of every member of your family. Therefore, we offer a number of  mental health services at our Wesley Chapel, FL based therapy clinic.  For example, our therapists offer Christian counselingcounseling for young adults, therapy for cancer survivors and trauma therapy. We also have marriage counseling, family therapy, play therapy, and counseling for ministers. Not only can we help you in our Tampa area counseling offices, but we can also work with you anywhere in the state with online therapy in Florida.

Additionally, we offer several types of testing services, including neuropsychological testing, ADHD testing, psychoeducational evaluationGifted testing, and more. Finally, our specialty services for veterans and parents as IEP advocates can help you too! We would love to connect when you are ready to reach out.

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