ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by challenges with attention, executive dysfunction, and/or hyperactivity and impulsivity. ADHD can impact children, adolescents, and adults across multiple settings in everyday life. While ADHD is often used as an "umbrella term," there are three distinct presentations, including: inattentive, hyperactive/impulsive, and a combined presentation. Therefore, no two people with ADHD are exactly alike.
Trouble paying attention
Poor attention to detail
Not listening when spoken to
Challenges with organization
Getting bored easily
Difficulty managing time
Being forgetful or losing things
Trouble completing schoolwork/tasks
Fidgeting or restlessness
Trouble staying seated
Constantly moving or always “on the go”
Hard time waiting or being impatient
Not all people with difficulties in these areas have ADHD. Comprehensive testing is the best way to establish a diagnosis.
Poor impulse control
Challenges regulating emotions
Interrupting or intruding on others
Once the evaluation is complete, results and recommendations will be shared during the feedback appointment. A comprehensive report will follow.
Performance-based tasks of attention and executive functioning abilities
Social, emotional, and behavioral questionnaires
Collaboration with teachers and other service providers, as needed
At the Meadowlark Center, we use a comprehensive approach when evaluating for ADHD.