Dr. Cindy Taylor

Clinical Psychologist

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ADD Testing - Children

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Children’s Evaluations

Ages 6-15 years

ADD Screening


ADD/Learning Disabilities


College Students

Ages 16 and up

College Evaluation for Accommodations


Special Testing Accommodations (GRE/MCAT)


Children's evaluations include an initial interview with the parent to discuss the child's history and identify your current concerns.  After this initial interview, you will be given several forms to complete while your child is being evaluated.  One form will be a lengthy developmental history questionnaire, there will also be a series of rating scales in which you will be asked a variety of questions about your child's behavior.  You will also be given a questionnaire for the child's teacher to complete.  This will focus on his or her interaction with the teacher, other students, and behavior at school.

While you are completing forms, your child will receive a series of tests in order to assess their attention in several different areas, including attention to what is heard, sustained attention, shifting attention, overall concentration, and selective attention.  The child is also administered a test of their cognitive functioning (an IQ test), and this typically includes 10 different ability measures.  Your child will also be completing a questionnaire about his or her own feeling and perceptions of teachers, school, relationships, and a variety of symptoms.

If you are getting the ADD and Learning Disabilities test battery, the child will also be administered 8 or 9 additional tests to determine their levels of academic achievement in the broad categories or reading, math, written expression, and oral language.

Results are given at a feedback session in which you can sit down with the doctor and discuss the resulst of the testing.  The doctor will go over the tests and explain your child's performance, give the diagnosis if one has been made, and make recommendations for you.  The tests typically take as long to score as they do to administer, and the teacher forms need to be completed before the evaluation can be finished, so the final appointment happens on a different day that the actual testing.  Our doctors try to get results to you as quickly as possible, though, and the faster the forms are returned, the faster you get your results.  In most cases, you are given a written psychological report to take to the child's pediatrician or school so that recommendations and specific modifications can be implemented quickly.

The battery of tests used for our Evaluations for College Students is based upon the requirements of college disability offices.  Most schools have procedures to follow in order to receive accommodations in college, and certain procedures to be followed.  We attempt to include tests common to all universities we have worked with in the past, but I encourage you to go online to the disability accommodation section of your college's website and bring this information to the evaluation just to make sure you are getting what you need.  Many students need modifications, tutoring, longer time to take their tests, or a quiet place to work, and most colleges are more than willing to accommodate a student with ADHD or learning disabilities.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 00:07  

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