Initial Diagnostic Evaluations
We require all new patients under 18 to come with at least one parent or caregiver; for adult patients we highly encourage you to come with a close friend, family member or partner to provide additional perspective of the patient's presenting difficulties.
During initial 3-hour consultations, your doctor begins with a clinical interview. All patients are then administered a few objective assessment measures including the Brown Attention/Executive Function Rating Scales (patients will be given a copy of the report by the end of the appointment). Additionally, patients are assessed using memory & cognition sub-tests to measure short-term, working memory abilities; and lastly a screening for other possible related problems or co-occurring disorders.
By the end of the consultation, your doctor will provide some education about ADHD, answer any questions and provide you with a diagnostic impression and any recommendations for treatment including follow-up appointments.
A brief summary report for initial consultations are provided upon request. If you are seeking a more analytical and extensive report (typically needed for accommodations), this can be provided at an additional fee and prepared within a few weeks.