Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Assessments

 

What is an ADHD Assessment?

An ADHD assessment evaluates social, emotional, and behavioral functioning, as well as an individual’s attentional profile. In addition to ADHD, other mental health diagnoses, such as mood and anxiety disorders, are also considered.  

 

Who is it for?

It is intended for children as young as six years, adolescents, or adults experiencing attentional concerns, behaviour/emotional dysregulation, and/or other mental health issues (e.g. mood or anxiety symptoms).

 

What is the structure?

For individuals in grades 1 and 2:

A clinical interview with the child (30 minutes, virtual): This appointment is for your child only. Parent(s)/guardian(s) are encouraged to join for the first few minutes. Your child will be asked questions about school, friendships, family, and other areas of concern.

A clinical interview with parent(s)/guardian(s) (1 hour, virtual): This appointment is for parent(s)/guardian(s) only. The clinician will help guide how to structure this time together.

A testing session (1 hour, in person at our clinic): Due to the standardized nature of the measures administered, only the child and the clinician are present in the testing room. Parents may remain in the waiting area if they wish. We recommend bringing snacks and water for your child. 

Feedback session (1 hour, virtual): This session is intended for parent(s)/guardian(s) only. During this appointment, the clinician will review the assessment results with you, communicate any diagnoses (if applicable), and discuss recommendations and steps forward. You will receive a copy of the written report with all the above-noted information.

 

For individuals in grades 3 to 6:

A clinical interview with the child (30 minutes, virtual): This appointment is for your child only. Parent(s)/guardian(s) are encouraged to join for the first few minutes. Your child will be asked questions about school, friendships, family, and other areas of concern.

A clinical interview with parent(s)/guardian(s) (1 hour, virtual): This appointment is for parent(s)/guardian(s) only. The clinician will help guide how to structure this time together.

A testing session (1.5 hours, in person at our clinic): Due to the standardized nature of the measures administered, only the child and the clinician are present in the testing room. Parents may remain in the waiting area if they wish. We recommend bringing snacks and water for your child. 

Feedback session (1 hour, virtual): This session is intended for parent(s)/guardian(s) only. During this appointment, the clinician will review the assessment results with you, communicate any diagnoses (if applicable), and discuss recommendations and steps forward. You will receive a copy of the written report with all the above-noted information.

 

For individuals in grades 7 to 12:

 A clinical interview with the adolescent (1 hour, virtual): This appointment is for your child only. Parent(s)/guardian(s) are encouraged to join for the first few minutes. Your child will be asked questions about school, friendships, family, and other areas of concern.

A clinical interview with parent(s)/guardian(s) (30 minutes, virtual): This appointment is for parent(s)/guardian(s) only. The clinician will help guide how to structure this time together.

 A testing session with a clinician (1.5 hours, in person at our clinic): Due to the standardized nature of the measures administered, only the adolescent and the clinician are present in the testing room. Parents may remain in the waiting area if they wish. We recommend bringing snacks and water for your child. 

A feedback session (1 hour, virtual): This session is primarily for parent(s)/guardian(s). Older adolescents are encouraged to join the feedback session. During this appointment, the clinician will review the assessment results, communicate any diagnoses (if applicable), and discuss recommendations and steps forward. You will receive a copy of the written report with all the above-noted information.

 

For adults (18+):

A clinical interview (1.5 hours, virtual): Adults may wish to come to the clinical interview alone or accompanied (e.g. by a partner, parent, etc.). The clinician will help guide how to structure this time together. 

A testing session (1.5 hours, in person at our clinic): Due to the standardized nature of the measures administered, only the person undergoing the assessment and the clinician are present in the testing room. We recommend bringing some snacks and a water bottle in case you would like to take a break during the testing session.

Feedback session (1 hour, virtual): During this appointment, the clinician will review the assessment results, communicate any diagnoses (if applicable), and discuss recommendations and steps forward. You will receive a copy of the written report with all the above-noted information.

 

Is there anything else that is required of me?

Depending on the age of the individual undergoing the assessment, parent(s)/guardian(s) and/or the client will complete online and paper-and-pencil questionnaires. For assessments for children and adolescents, we also ask that teachers complete online questionnaires. For adults, we ask that an individual who knows the client well (e.g. partner, parent, close friend) also complete questionnaires. 

As part of the assessment, we will also review: school report cards, previous assessment reports (e.g. mental health, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, etc.), and other medically-relevant information. *These documents can be sent by email or hard copies can be brought to the clinic. We will scan hard copy documents and return the original documents to you. 

 

What is the cost?

The fee for this service is $2450. 

Psychological services are not covered by OHIP. Many private insurance plans provide full or partial coverage for psychological services. Please contact your insurance provider to determine your level of coverage, as we do not provide direct billing. 

We would be pleased to offer you a complimentary 15-minute intake call with one of our intake coordinators to help determine if this assessment is the right fit for you or your child. If you would like to schedule this, don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected].