Are you concerned that your child might have ADD or ADHD? We understand that your son or daughter’s health is very important to you. For that reason, we promise to work with you to accurately assess their current challenges through our child ADD and ADHD testing. The search for an ADD and ADHD evaluation you can trust can be overwhelming, but don’t be discouraged. The Sachs Center provides top-of-the-line care in a way that works for your family. With our qualified doctors, you can confidently find the best ADD / ADHD test for kids in New York.
We use the latest diagnostic tools and our clinical experience to determine if your child has ADD or ADHD, or if other factors are impacting his or her behavior. Below is the step-by-step process we offer for your child’s ADD and ADHD testing.
Part 1: Intake
The intake process for our ADHD test for kids occurs on the phone. During this step, you consult with our staff to determine the next steps and how we can best meet your needs. During this conversation, we share our services, explain our accepted payment methods, and schedule an appointment for the initial 1.5 hour ADD/ADHD evaluation.
You don’t need to pay more or get a $5000 psychoeducational or neuropsychological evaluation for an initial diagnosis.
Despite the fact that neuropsychological tests have typically been used successfully to investigate the functional neuroanatomy of ADHD in neuroimaging research paradigms, these tests have been of surprisingly limited utility in the clinical diagnosis of the disorder. — Applied Neuropsychol Child.
Following the initial diagnosis, a full neuropsychological evaluation may be desirable2 (after our initial 1.5 hour evaluation) to get extra time or other accommodations in school or on the SAT, ACT etc. We can help you with this as well as our ADD / ADHD testing at the Sachs Center in New York, so please click here to learn more about the services we offer.
Part 2: Child ADD and ADHD Testing
Step 1 (10 Minutes):
Our qualified doctors meet with both you and your child for ADD and ADHD testing in our NYC offices. For the first ten to fifteen minutes, we ask your child to step outside where they can play or read in our private waiting room. We ask that very young children be accompanied by another adult in the waiting room.
Step 2 (30 Minutes):
After your child leaves the room, we engage you in a discussion about your child’s current problems, school, medical and family histories. We will give you parent report assessments so that we can scientifically evaluate their symptoms. These evidence-based assessments are designed by the top researchers in the field of ADD /ADHD. These might include:
- Brown ADD Scales
- Brown Executive Functioning Scales
- Delis Rating of Executive Functioning
- NICHQ Vanderbilt Assessment Scales
- Social Communication Questionnaire
Ideally, we can also receive information from the teachers in your child’s school for your ADD and ADHD evaluation. If you have past assessments, please bring them to this meeting.
If your child is old enough, they will fill out their own self-report measures while we meet with you. These might include:
- Brown ADD Scales
- Delis Rating Scales of Executive Functioning
- Beck Depression Inventory — Youth
- Beck Anxiety Inventory — Youth
- Screen for Child Related Anxiety Disorders
We will combine these parent-report assessments with our years of clinical experience as child psychologists to formulate our thoughts. Doing so strengthens your child’s ADD and ADHD testing.
Why you shouldn’t see a social worker (LCSW) or psychiatrist for an initial ADD, ADHD test.
We tease apart the data, ruling out other disorders that mimic the signs of ADD/ADHD (i.e., Depression, Anxiety, Trauma).
Step 3 (20 Minutes):
Depending on the age of the child, we will play or talk with them about their own experiences and symptoms. For younger children, we engage in twenty minutes of play so we can see firsthand the symptoms that brought you in for help.
Step 4 (30 Minutes):
During this time, we “crunch the numbers” and combine this with the clinical interviews to come to a conclusion about your child’s diagnosis. This helps us holistically address our ADHD test for kids.
We will discuss our findings with you privately and will share our clinical expertise on the information we gathered. We know that hearing that your child has ADD & ADHD or another condition might be confusing or scary. That is why we take the time to answer your questions and explain our holistic approach to treatment. You deserve to move forward with confidence, so we walk you through our proven methods and provide you with the information and psycho-education you need. We will discuss the various options should you decide to pursue treatment for your child at the Sachs Center. If you are interested, we will schedule a follow-up session to begin treatment.
If you’d like, we can bring your child back into the room to share the findings from our child ADD and ADHD testing.
The fee for this initial ADD / ADHD testing in our New York offices (insurance code 90791) is $595.00. We do not take insurance but will provide a receipt for you to seek reimbursement from your insurance company.
Learn more about our treatment for Child ADD/ADHD.