Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
ADHD is diagnosed through an interview in which a thorough history is obtained and appropriate screening is conducted. Additional testing, specifically a type of continuous performance test, may be required to further evaluate an individual’s cognitive abilities and/or deficits. This test is designed to detect and quickly evaluate the precise functioning of different cognitive areas, such as attention and concentration, memory and perception, and hand-eye coordination, and can help explain why someone may have performed poorly in certain activities or why some skills were never fully developed. This cognitive function test is done on a computer and lasts about 30 to 35 minutes.