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Attention Problems

 

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD, ADD) is one of the most common reasons for seeking psychological testing. The signs of ADHD vary depending on the age of the child and the environment, but some of the more common issues are listed below. Please click here if you would like to schedule an initial meeting to determine if testing is needed.

 

Signs that psychological testing for attention problems (ADHD, ADD) may be needed:

  • Does not listen to instructions
  • Has trouble following routines
  • Is easily overwhelmed and disorganized
  • Interrupts when others talk
  • Becomes bored easily
  • Has trouble meeting deadlines
  • Daydreams during important tasks
  • Has trouble starting tasks
  • Is easily side-tracked by other projects
  • Loses things frequently, such as assignments and jackets
  • Forgets to lock the door at home
  • Has trouble remembering all of the steps for a task
  • Has difficulty planning ahead or anticipating consequences of a behavior
  • Does not organize information or materials needed for a task
  • Has difficulty regulating emotions
  • Does not self-monitor progress on tasks

 

ADHD can have a serious impact on family life, academic achievement, social skills and self-esteem. With the appropriate understanding and assistance, a child with ADHD can be happy and highly successful. If your child shows signs of ADHD, we suggest that you schedule an initial meeting to determine if psychological testing is needed. If you have questions about ADHD or psychological testing, please complete the form to the right or email us at info@tpacs.com.

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