ADHD Psychological Evaluation

ADHD Psychological Evaluation

What is ADHD?

ADHD stands for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. It is a neurodevelopmental disorder that primarily affects children and often continues into adulthood. People with ADHD typically exhibit persistent patterns of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that interfere with their daily functioning and quality of life.

The symptoms of ADHD can vary from person to person and fall into two main categories:

Inattention

  • Difficulty paying attention to details or sustaining focus on tasks.
  • Difficulty listening or following instructions.
  • Being easily distracted.
  • Forgetfulness and frequently losing things.
  • Difficulty organizing tasks and activities.

Hyperactivity and impulsivity

  • Fidgeting, squirming, or restlessness.
  • Difficulty staying seated and feeling the need to move constantly.
  • Excessive talking.
  • Impulsive behavior, such as acting without considering consequences.
  • Difficulty waiting for turns.

ADHD stands for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

It's important to note that not everyone with ADHD displays hyperactivity. Some individuals primarily have difficulties with attention, leading to the term "Attention-Deficit Disorder" (ADD) being used as well.

The exact causes of ADHD are not yet fully understood, but it is believed to involve a combination of genetic, neurological, and environmental factors. ADHD can significantly impact academic performance, work productivity, relationships, and overall well-being. However, with proper diagnosis, support, and treatment, individuals with ADHD can learn strategies to manage their symptoms effectively and lead fulfilling lives.

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WHO CAN BE EVALUATED FOR ADHD?

Children with ADHD

Children with ADHD

Children with ADHD may struggle with staying focused, completing tasks, following instructions, organizing activities, and controlling their impulses. These symptoms can have a significant impact on their academic performance, social interactions, and overall functioning.
Adults with ADHD

Adults with ADHD

Adult ADHD can significantly impact various aspects of life, including relationships, work or academic performance, and overall mental well-being. Individuals with adult ADHD may struggle with time management, organization, and maintaining focus, which can lead to difficulties in meeting responsibilities and achieving goals.
Monica
Monica
Monica
Monica
Stiles
Stiles
Stiles
Stiles

Monica Styles

ADHD Evaluator
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Mental health problems don’t define who you are. They are something you experience. You walk in the rain and you feel the rain, but you are not the rain." —
Matt Haig

MEET OUR ADHD EVALUATOR

MONICA STILES

As an ADHD Evaluator, Monica possesses a deep understanding of the diagnostic criteria and assessment tools used in evaluating ADHD. She is well-versed in the latest research and clinical guidelines surrounding ADHD diagnosis and treatment. Her role involves conducting comprehensive evaluations, which typically include interviews, with and initial session of 2 hours of observations, and various psychological tests. Through this process, Monica gathers valuable information to determine if an individual meets the criteria for ADHD and to better understand the specific presentation of their symptoms.

Monica approaches her work with empathy, recognizing that ADHD can significantly impact individuals across various domains, such as academic performance, work productivity, and interpersonal relationships. She strives to create a supportive and non-judgmental environment for her clients, ensuring that they feel comfortable sharing their experiences and concerns.

Apart from conducting evaluations, Monica also provides recommendations and guidance based on the evaluation results. This may involve suggesting appropriate treatment options, accommodations, or strategies to manage ADHD symptoms effectively. She collaborates closely with clients, their families, and other professionals involved in their care, aiming to create an individualized plan that addresses their unique needs and promotes success in various areas of life.

Overall, Monica Stiles is a skilled ADHD Evaluator who is dedicated to assisting individuals in understanding their ADHD-related challenges and empowering them to lead fulfilling lives. Her expertise, compassion, and commitment make her an invaluable resource for those seeking support and guidance in navigating the complexities of ADHD.

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