What is ADHD and Executive Functioning?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a highly genetic, brain-based syndrome that has to do with the regulation of a particular set of brain functions and related behaviors. These brain operations are collectively referred to as “executive functioning skills” and include important functions such as attention, concentration, memory, motivation and effort, learning from mistakes, impulsivity, hyperactivity, organization, and social skills.
How is ADHD diagnosed?
Diagnosis is symptomatically driven. Diagnosis depends on self-awareness, subjective reports, and clinical observations of symptoms.
Why is a comprehensive assessment for ADHD and Executive Functioning important?
ADHD can be very similar and co-morbid to many other disorders such as Anxiety, Depression, Mood Dysregulation, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Learning Disabilities. Differentiation between ADHD and other disorders improves accurate treatment plans and goals. Our comprehensive assessment includes screenings for these co-morbidities.
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