Julie Quamma, Ph.D., UW Learn Clinic - Why Neuropsych Testing Benefits ADHD Students, their Parents and Teachers
There is no formal "test" for AD/HD. A comprehensive cognitive/neuropsychological evaluation is critical to fully understand how each individual is impacted by ADHD. It is needed to develop a comprehensive intervention plan. Neuropsych testing identifies individual strengths and weaknesses across different domains of functioning - intellectual, academic achievement, memory, executive functioning, and processing. It provides an understanding of how ADHD symptoms impact learning and behavioral adjustment. Neuropsych evaluations also identify specific learning disorders, which are more common in individuals diagnosed with ADHD.
Julie Quamma Ph.D., Director of the UW Learn Clinic, explains what the tests measure. Why does test behavior help us understand the test numbers? What is the difference between school and neuropsych evaluations? She will discuss how evaluation results guide recommendations for intervention.
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