ADHD Services

ADHD Treatment in San Diego

ADHD is a common diagnosis, with symptoms of a short attention span, poor concentration, distractibility, restlessness, hyperactivity, poor organization, and forgetfulness. ADHD typically lends itself to school and socio-emotional difficulties related to academics, peers, and family functioning.

Assessments

It is important to know that ADHD can be easily misdiagnosed without a formal assessment. A clinical interview is usually insufficient, as symptoms presenting as ADHD could be related to underlying anxiety, stress, learning disabilities, executive functioning, trauma, and even giftedness.

Hence, we offer a comprehensive evaluation and assessment for ADHD before providing a diagnosis and treatment, to more accurately understand and treat the presenting struggles.

Our ADHD assessments include:

  • Detailed diagnostic interview(s) with the client, parents, family, teachers, partner, and significant others.
  • Formal diagnostic testing using state-of-the-art, standardized, and valid measures completed by the parents, teachers, and the child to assess ADHD and Executive Functioning.
  • School and home observations.
  • Intellectual, academic, and socio-emotional testing to rule out comorbid diagnoses.
  • A consultation with the pediatrician or primary care physician.
  • A review of the medical and educational history and reports including medications, medical illnesses, previous testing, evaluations, school/IEP reports, and medical and psychiatric records.
  • Collaborative information from previous psychologists and psychiatrists.
  • A medical consultation with our medical director.
  • A comprehensive report will be provided to you that includes specific targeted recommendations for schools, colleges, home, and the professional environment. The report can be utilized to obtain school and college accommodations via 504s and Individualized Educational Plans, and accommodations for standardized school and college tests.
  • The psychologist conducting the assessment and writing the report will facilitate and support you through the process of obtaining further psycho-educational support privately, in school or in college, and for standardized required tests. At your request, the psychologist will also attend any 504 and IEP meetings at your school.
  • Aspiring Family therapists provide an integrated, evidence-based, bio-psycho-social approach to effectively treat ADHD. We provide positive, structured, goal-oriented therapy, and in-home and in-school interventions to diminish symptoms and support adults and children in learning adaptive tools to cope and succeed in academic, socio-emotional, and professional realms. Our treatment approach is team based so that you or your child can see specialists to minimize the presenting symptoms and address the underlying biological or environmental stressors.
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