treatment is dependent upon having a thorough understanding of what
the problem is, what is causing it, and the prognosis. We use the
latest psychological tests and equipment to assure you an accurate
diagnosis. Our ADHD test battery is one of the most comprehensive,
high-tech batteries available. In addition to objective tests, APPA
psychologist use parent and teacher ratings, a clinical history
and examination, and direct observations to arrive at a final diagnosis.
struggle in school because they want to be bad or fail. In the vast
majority of cases, behavior and academic problems can be traced
to ADHD, learning disabilities, emotional problems, or difficulties
relating to others. In these days of managed care, there is pressure
to skimp on evaluation and begin treatment based on a superficial
assessment (e.g., single interview). However, there are several
problems with this approach:
- Many disorders
have similar symptoms, such as ADHD vs. LD vs. adjustment disorder.
So, it is easy to make the wrong diagnosis.
- There is
frequently more than one problem. This is very common with
LD and ADHD. A complete diagnostic work up may cost a little more,
but the benefits are great.
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