• To understand whether their symptoms warrant a diagnosis and treatment.

    • To guide treatment planning for their current therapist or psychiatrist.

    • To gather information for making educational and vocational decisions.

    • To obtain documentation of their diagnosis that is written in a format to meet requirements for educational systems and medical purposes

    • To obtain recommendations for specific academic accommodations within their school system.

    • To obtain practical recommendations for the management of symptoms.

    • To obtain treatment recommendations.

Testing Services are offered by the following Practices:

Lisa Ahern, Ph.D., PLLC

Kelly Anthony, Ph.D., PLLC

Robyn Claar, Ph.D., PLLC

Rebecca Dingfelder, Ph.D., PLLC

Eve Fontaine, Ph.D., PLLC

These providers offer comprehensive testing for ADD/ADHD in children, adolescents, and adults. Evaluations are approached with a high level of expertise in ADHD, ADD, and anxiety/mood difficulties that allow accurate diagnosis and formulation of how symptoms are impacting overall functioning. Evaluations are completed with multiple goals: determining if there is an ADD/ADHD diagnosis or other co-existing conditions; educating the client (and families) about a diagnosis; making specific recommendations for interventions, such as academic support and test-taking accommodations (e.g., extended time on tests/exams).


Step 1—Clinical Interview/ Information Gathering:

A diagnostic interview to gather information regarding the client’s developmental, health, school/work, and family history will be completed. This step involves a comprehensive review of the presenting concerns and a review of any relevant records (previous evaluation reports, report cards, and/or work samples). Based on interview findings, semi-structured interviews will be completed with clients (and families) with a specific focus on differentiating between the many psychological disorders that share similar symptoms with ADHD. For children and adolescents, our clinicians may also speak directly with school staff and/or observe the child in his/her classroom.

Step 2-Behavioral Rating Scales:

Clients (and parents) will complete various behavior rating scales used to assess symptoms associated with ADHD and other emotional/behavioral concerns. Since best practice in assessment involves gathering information about a client's functioning across settings, we will also attempt to obtain a teacher report with applicable.

Step 3- Report Feedback/Recommendations:

We will review the results of the evaluation with the client (and parents). We explain the diagnosis(es) completely and provide recommendations for intervention that will include: practical recommendations for managing symptoms and discussing recommendations for academic accommodations. Clients (and parents) will be encouraged to ask questions and voice concerns to ensure a full understanding of the findings. We will also provide a detailed, comprehensive written report that summarizes all of this information.