We provide formal testing for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. These assessments are offered on a limited basis and coordinated in collaboration with the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities.
If you are interested in an evaluation for ADHD, please make an initial appointment with Counseling and Psychological Services. During this appointment, the counselor will determine whether the best next step is to complete the formal assessment at Counseling and Psychological Services or be referred to an outside resource.
Frequently Asked Questions
Many things can cause students to have difficulties with concentration and focus. ADHD is considered to be a processing disorder of the brain and symptoms will be present going back to early childhood. If you believe that you might have ADHD, a therapist can meet with you to gather background history to help you determine if formal assessment would be beneficial.
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The assessments are given by licensed psychologists with specialized training in psychological evaluations and licensed psychology doctoral students who are supervised by licensed psychologists.
An initial appointment will be scheduled with a Counseling and Psychological Services provider to gather information on current symptoms and background history. If initiating the testing process is determined, a time is scheduled for the student to complete a packet in the Counseling and Psychological Services office. The packet includes several screening instruments and a release of information to contact someone who has known the client since early childhood to gather collaborating history.
Once the screening instruments have been scored and the collaborating information is gathered, the student will meet with their clinician to go over these results. If formal testing for ADHD is warranted, insurance preauthorization will be requested (if required by the student’s insurance plan). Once insurance has authorized testing, a testing appointment will be scheduled. Note: If the student’s insurance plan does not cover testing, the billing and insurance office can help determine the cost of assessment.
After completion of the formal assessment, the student will meet with their therapist to go over results and determine the best next steps for her/his treatment. If testing is positive for ADHD, a referral for a medication evaluation can be scheduled if desired. Additionally, students can have their testing results sent to the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities to set up academic accommodations.
Psychological evaluations are not covered under the University Program and Facilities Fee and will therefore incur a charge. The cost depends on a number of factors and cannot be determined until a clinician has decided formal testing is necessary. Testing won’t proceed until cost has been discussed with the client.
We accept insurance for testing. It is your responsibility to determine whether your insurance covers testing prior to the start date of testing.
Some polices require preauthorization for testing. It is your responsibility to determine if preauthorization is required for your policy. Consult your insurance company for more information. It is your responsibility to cover any charges not covered or reimbursed by your insurance.
If your insurance does not cover testing and you have very limited financial resources, you can apply for financial assistance. Visit our billing and insurance page for more information.