Evaluation Protocol for AD/HD
This is the recommended evaluation procedure used at the Hallowell Center in Sudbury Massachusetts. It is the most comprehensive and accurate approach to determining the presence of AD/HD and the most appropriate treatment.
I. Initial clinical interview. A nurse, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist interviews you and collects important information for the purpose of making preliminary treatment planning decisions. This first meeting will include:
II. Specialized attention testing, comprehensive neuropsychological testing and/or speech and language testing.
This is usually a one or two hour visit. The goals of testing are to assess your strengths and weaknesses in attention, memory, organizational skills. Learning and processing problems, learning style and disorders that interfere with attention such as depression or anxiety are also identified in this process. At the end of testing, the neuropsychologist will briefly discuss the findings. A full discussion of findings takes place during the follow-up visit.
III. Psychiatric Evaluation
A psychiatrist will review all of the data collected during initial stages of assessment,
If it is appropriate, the psychiatrist may recommend medication. Prior to initiating
IV. Follow-Up Meeting
The final phase of your evaluation is a feedback meeting with your primary clinician
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Hallowell Center Sudbury • 144 North Road, Suite 2450 • Sudbury, MA 01776 • ph 978-287-0810
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