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Neurocognitive Testing and ADHD Screening

While we at Brainsight take a flexible approach to testing with the idea being that we will do what's necessary to find the answers to client's questions, we have three created three assessment levels that will be personalized to your needs. For many people the full evaluation, which takes the broadest approach is most useful. However, when academic issues are the primarily concern and there don't appear to be any mental health problems (like anxiety or depression) or attention issues, an academic assessment might be just right. Alternatively, when attention seems to be the crux of problem, an ADHD screening might be appropriate.

Dr. Bedford personally completes all assessments at Brainsight. You will work with him from start to finish. This is very important because good evaluations are not just about test results, they're about the integration of empirical data with qualitative observations to create a comprehensive picture of each individual's strengths and weaknesses. Sometimes how a person does a task is just as important as the test scores that result from his or her efforts. Dr. Bedford will skillfully integrate test data, observations, and information from interviews to formulate a personalized recommendation plan.

Who might benefit from a Brainsight evaluation?

  • Students struggling with learning and memory

  • Students experiencing test anxiety

  • Students having difficulty with organization, focus and attention in school

  • Children and adolescents experiencing social difficulties

  • Students in need of additional educational planning

  • High school graduates going on to college

  • Students with disabilities, such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Learning Disabilities, Asperger's Syndrome, Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, Autism

  • People with who have experienced a traumatic brain injury and are seeking help returning to school or work

  • Individuals with chronic health conditions (e.g., Lyme Disease, Diabetes, PCOS) that can impact memory and cognitive functions

  • Adults with ADHD, Learning Disabilities, or memory difficulties looking for help returning to school or becoming more efficient at work

The table below illustrates the differences between the three basic types of evaluations offered at Brainsight. We'd be happy to talk about your specific concerns to determine which approach might be the best fit.