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MindWorks Testing Now Offers ADHD Testing
In efforts to help children and parents learn to cope with challenges associated with one of the most common disorders among American children, MindWorks Testing, a program of the Krist Samaritan Center, now offers Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) testing for adults and children.
ADHD can hinder memory, concentration and learning abilities, and, contrary to common assumption, the condition is not the result of poor parenting. ADHD is a neurological disorder that can interfere with a person’s ability to concentrate, follow through with tasks or engage in activities that require sustained mental efforts. Such inhibiting characteristics often translate into difficulty in achieving academic, vocational and relational success. Individuals affected by the disorder often have significant issues with inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity.
Because everyone can exhibit symptoms of ADHD at some point in life, a formal evaluation is necessary to properly diagnose ADHD. The tests are given by Krist Samaritan Center’s licensed psychologists and counselors. After testing, the psychologists and counselors help interpret the results and administer recommendations to take moving forward.
“Because of the complexity of the disorder, parents of an ADHD child often feel ill-equipped to help their child succeed,” said Dr. Gerald DeSobe, executive director of the Krist Samaritan Center. “Not only do the children affected by ADHD benefit from the recommendations offered after testing, but the parents of a child with ADHD can learn how to better communicate with their child, helping to cope with the disorder.”