At South Bay Child and Family Therapy, Inc., we take the assessment of AD/HD very seriously. While some clinicians, educators may diagnose a child with AD/HD based on a behavioral checklist, we believe that is essential to assess a child with a thorough assessment in order to accurately diagnose AD/HD.
There are MANY reasons why a child may be exhibiting Inattentive, Hyperactive, or Impulsive Behaviors. The purpose of the thorough assessment is to determine the underlying impetus for the child's behaviors. Some underlying issues may include:
An AD/HD assessment involves an initial parent session to gather developmental and educational history of the child, about 6-8 hours of testing with the child (2-3 sessions) and a parent feedback session following testing. Dr. Giti will also provide recommendations, resources, and referrals in the community to help your child receive your optimal ability. In addition, if it is recommended to seek accommodations and/or services for school, Dr. Giti will guide you through the IEP/504 process and how to advocate for your child.