The Sachs Center offers neuropsychological testing for accommodations in school and for extended time on standardized tests (SAT, ACT, MCAT, LSAT, GRE, GMAT, USMLE) in NYC and Miami. If you have a documented history of ADHD, ASD, anxiety, depression or a learning disability, you may be able to gain extra time on these tests.
Dr. Sachs and his team have been providing neuropsychological testing for students and adults in NYC since 2010. We have worked with many of the public schools in the city and independent schools. Our reports are comprehensive and in-depth, offering a wealth of information on your child’s or your own challenges.
Oftentimes, a discussion of ADD in adults or children will include a reference to neuropsychological testing in NYC. So, what exactly is neuropsychological testing, and why do leading ADHD doctors like Dr. George Sachs to use it? For a simple diagnosis of ADHD or ASD, you do not need full neuropsychological testing. But if you are looking for accommodations in school for your child or for yourself at work or on a standardized test, then neuropsychological testing is needed.
What Is the Neuropsychological Testing in NYC’s Sachs Center?
Neuropsychological testing and psychoeducational testing in our NYC facilities measure your cognitive, academic, emotional, behavioral, and executive functioning skills. These tests allow us to evaluate the way your child’s brain, or your own, is functioning by looking at the way you process information.
These tests help us evaluate your cognitive levels, academic and executive functioning, attention, and how well you or your child processes information. Other areas covered by the Sachs Center’s neuropsychological testing in NYC include:
- Ability to think, understand, learn, and remember (cognition)
- Perception (how well you take in what you see or read)
- Problem-solving and decision-making
- Verbal ability
Understanding the Results of Psychoeducational Testing in NYC’s Sachs Center
The Sachs Center offers complete neuropsychological and psychoeducational testing in NYC for children and adults. Our team of experts understands the need for clarity as well as the stress associated with waiting for ADHD testing results. Whether it is your career or your child’s status at school that is on the line, we will deliver a thorough and accurate report that you won’t need an advanced degree to understand!
We know that our findings are of critical importance to parents and school administrators as well as to adults who have come to us asking, “Do I have ADD?” And we know that long delays in delivering the results of ADD testing can be painful, so we strive to provide our report in a timely manner – in many cases, we can have the results of an ADHD test for adults or children available in as little as two or three weeks.
ADD Testing Requires the Skills of an ADD Doctor
You may have seen forms of ADHD testing available online. As the Attention Deficit Disorder Association explains, these online tools are not the same as the professional ADHD testing for adults and children offered in the professional setting of the Sachs Center.
The ADD testing you see online is a preliminary screening tool. “This screening test is a symptoms checklist for adult ADHD and not a diagnostic test,” the Attention Deficit Disorder Association says. “A full assessment and potential diagnosis of ADHD is not accomplished using an online test or during a quick doctor’s appointment.”
The Attention Deficit Disorder Association emphasizes the importance of seeking out a trained specialist when you are considering adult ADD testing for yourself or psychoeducational testing in NYC for your child, saying:
“A thorough evaluation usually takes more than one visit, and must be done by a professional who is trained in ADHD*. Other conditions can sometimes resemble ADHD, so it is important to work with a professional who is able to rule out these other conditions and make the appropriate diagnosis.”
If you think you or your child could benefit from professional ADD testing, the Sachs Center can help. If you think you are ready, please call us at 646-603-0491 to schedule an initial evaluation.