Common Misconceptions of ADHD:
It is common practice to associate ADHD with childhood behaviour and development. However, many cases are diagnosed later in adulthood. The overall prevalence of current adults with ADHD is 4.4%, higher in males (5.4%) versus female (3.2%) populations.
If an adult is struggling in the workplace or with post-secondary education, this can be reflected in poor job evaluations, performance and grades. If this is the case, individuals should pursue further testing.
How Can It Help You or Your Child?
ADHD assessments give us a standardized starting point for where you/your child may be struggling. One of our trained staff members, a psychologist or psychometrist, will conduct this audit to further understand you/your child's history, behaviour and responses.
Only a clinical psychologist or medical doctor (psychiatrist, neurologist or family physician) can diagnose ADHD.
Once the assessment is complete your therapist will have the tools to provide a structured strategy and treatment plan for moving forward.
What does ADHD look like? (Inattentive ADHD)
- Common mistakes and inattention to detail
- Difficulty maintaining attention
- Inability to listen
- Unable to organize
- Loses things
- Easily distracted
- Forgetful and absent-minded
What does ADHD look like? (Hyperactive ADHD)
- Fidgets with hands or feet
- Difficult to stay seated
- Difficulty engaging in a quiet activity
- Excessive talking
- Blurts out answers
- Difficulty taking turns
- Interrupts people (needs to be heard)
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