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Neuropsych ADHD Testing Center

ADHD Assessment & Diagnostic Services for All Ages
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ADHD Testing | San Diego

We offer a wide range of comprehensive neuropsych testing and diagnostic services for children, teens, and adults struggling with cognitive or behavioral patterns commonly associated with attention deficit hyper-active disorder (ADHD). Testing provides a clinical perspective into why certain behaviors, thought processes, or learning patterns have begun to interfere with daily life.

ADHD testing provides clarity to questions or concerns that will likely go unanswered without the help of a mental health professional. The results of testing will indicate if an ADHD diagnosis is appropriate and can open the doors for a better quality of life by improving daily functioning, productivity, mental health and overall well-being.

Neuropsych Testing for ADHD

Neuropsych testing for ADHD measures the cognitive and executive functions that often contribute to ADHD symptoms. ADHD can present itself in a variety of forms from one person to the next. This is why each client is given a custom, unique, and individualized set of tests that are best suited to their symptoms, needs, and challenges.

Testing measures cognitive patterns associated with ADHD such as memory, hyperactivity, processing speed, and attention. Testing is administered by our team of expert mental health professionals and involves standardized behavioral and symptom questionnaires, written tests, and assessments done on the computer.

What are the signs of ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms vary in severity and may change over time. Not everyone with ADHD will exhibit all of these signs, and they may express themselves differently in children, adolescents, and adults.

Inattention Symptoms:

  • Unsustained Attention and Concentration
  • Impulsivity
  • Hyperactive Behavior, Restlessness, and Fidgeting
  • Delayed/Poor Age-appropriate Cognitive Functioning
  • Poor Memory
  • Inability to Regulate Emotional Responses
  • Poor Behavioral Functioning
  • Poor Academic Functioning
  • Poor Social Functioning
  • Poor Psychological & Emotional Well-being
How do you evaluate ADHD?

A neuropsychological ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) test, often referred to as a neuropsychological assessment or evaluation, is a comprehensive assessment designed to measure various cognitive functions and behaviors that can be affected by ADHD. These tests are typically conducted by clinical psychologists or neuropsychologists and involve a battery of standardized tests and clinical observations.

Neuropsych testing for ADHD measures:

  • Mood, emotion, behavior & personality
  • Intelligence, attention, memory & concentration
  • Problem solving & reasoning
  • Planning and organization
  • Language and speech
  • Visual-perceptual & sensory-perceptual abilities
  • Spatial & motor abilities
What is included in the testing services?

Neuropsych testing services for ADHD vary from one client to the next. If testing is being done for children, adolescents, or teens, the guardian is often involved in many parts of the process. ADHD testing services often include:

  • Phone screening with client / parent of client
  • In-person interview with client
  • Testing (verbal, digital, or written)
  • Interpretation and analysis of test results
  • Robust report including results and potential diagnoses
  • Verbal explanation of results with clinician
  • Suggested next steps and treatment planning
How long does it take?

The actual testing portion takes typically from three to five hours. Times vary depending on the assessments being administered and needs of the client.

The analysis, interpretation of results, report compilation, and any additional documentation will be completed in approximately one week.

Is ADHD testing covered by insurance?

ADHD testing is often covered by insurance but it depends on your coverage and carrier. Reach out to our team of insurance specialists so we can help you or your loved one verify their insurance provider can provide financial assistance. We accept PPO as well as non-insured clients. Let us walk you through the process so you can get tested as soon as possible.

For children, how can a parent help?

As a parent, you can help with a proper ADHD diagnosis by providing our team of mental health professionals crucial information about your child's behavior and how it affects her life at home, in school, and in other social settings.

Our team will want to know what symptoms your child is showing, how long the symptoms have occurred, and how the behavior affects your child and your family. You may need to fill in checklists or rating scales about your child's behavior. In addition, sharing your family history can offer important clues about your child's condition.

Neuropsychological Testing for All Ages

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Kid-friendly psychological testing for toddlers and young children expressing common symptoms associated with ADHD.

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Teens & Adolescents

Neuropsych assessment for teens and adolescents struggling with challenges often related to ADHD.

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Men & Women

Mental health testing for men and women over the age of 18 that are seeking clarity for symptoms or confirmation of an ADHD diagnosis.

Common Needs for an ADHD Assessment

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Confirm a Diagnosis

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Dual Diagnosis

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Learning Disability Diagnosis

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Medication Management

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Psychoeducational Assessment

Verify Insurance

As part of the screening process, we help clients verify their insurance provider can provide financial assistance. We accept PPO as well as non-insured clients. Let us walk you through the process so you can get tested as soon as possible.


Is neuropsych testing accurate for ADHD?

Neuropsych testing can provide valuable insights into various cognitive and attention-related functions, making it a useful tool in assessing ADHD. Neuropsych testing helps to identify certain cognitive deficits and rule out other potential causes of attention issues. ADHD is primarily diagnosed through a comprehensive evaluation that includes clinical interviews, symptom assessment, and behavioral observations in addition to neuropsychological testing.

Do you need neuropsych testing to diagnose ADHD?

Neuropsych testing is not always required for diagnosing ADHD although it is suggested for a proper, accurate, and comprehensive diagnosis. ADHD can be diagnosed through an evaluation that typically includes clinical interviews, symptom assessments, and behavioral observations. Neuropsychological testing is suggested when there is uncertainty, or a need for additional information.

What does Neuropsych testing show?

The results from neuropsych testing show various cognitive functions, including memory, attention, executive functioning, I.Q., academic skills, social-emotional functioning, and problem-solving abilities. It is an in-depth evaluation of skills and abilities related to how the brain works. It can reveal strengths and weaknesses in these areas, helping clinicians understand an individual's cognitive profile and potentially contributing to the diagnosis and treatment planning for conditions such as ADHD.

What are the most commonly used neuropsychological tests for ADHD?

The most commonly used neuropsychological tests for ADHD include:

  • Continuous Performance Test
  • Wisconsin Card Sorting Test
  • Stroop Test
  • Trail Making Test

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