Testing for ADD

  1. Do schools not help or do this.....I have an 8 year old step son who needs testing. I was told by his mother that it costs $500. Any info on this.....?
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  3. by   NRSKarenRN
    Schools will do testing if requested with results available for your Pediatrician to finalize diagnosis and recomend TX.

    Two sites with great info I've used in my family:
    Attention Deficit Disorder Association
    Articles, personal stories, interviews with ADD professionals, book reviews, and links to other ADD-related info
    www.add.org


    CHADD: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity
    A national non-profit organization representing children and adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity
    www.chadd.org/
  4. by   WashYaHands
    Where I work (private school) we do not test for ADHD/ADD. However, pediatricians, pediatric neurologists, and psychiatrists test the students. They may ask for input from the school's teachers or school counselor. Speak to your step-sons pediatrician or primary care provider. They may be able to either test or refer to someone who will test.

    Linda
  5. by   flopmingale
    Check out the TOVA/EEG which assist with differential diagnosis of ADHD vs. depression, anxiety, etc. It measures impulsivity and innatentiveness. Hope this helps.

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