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Old 04-21-2004, 12:46 PM   #1
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Psychological testing for 8 year old

Can anyone tell us what to expect when they do Psychological testing on our grandson next week. It is our choice due to behaviour, learning and anxiety problems at home and school. The doc said it would take 4 to 6 hours and he is to be on his Ritilan. Tx Karon

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Old 04-27-2004, 08:23 AM   #2
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Psychological testing

Has anyone out there had their ADHD child Psychologically tested???? Can anyone tell us what to expect???? We are very worried. Thank you Karon

Old 04-28-2004, 11:33 AM   #3
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Re: Psychological testing

So has he had the testing yet? I'm a bit surprised that they want him On his Ritalin. Almost sounds like they want to determine if he has something other than ADHD.

Depending on where this is being done, there could be various specialists involved. Also depends on how he was originally diagnosed with ADHD, and who diagnosed him.

Some places have an environment where the child is allowed to interact with other kids, some in isolation and a one-on-one with a specialist.

Its best to call the facility conducting the testing to determine what exactly is your grandchild being tested for, who are the specialists, what kind of environment is he in, why is he on Ritalin during these tests...etc.

This may not help, however, if you browse down through the ADD site, or do a search on 'testing', or 'diagnosis', etc. you may find good insight from others.

Dont blame you for your apprehension, as parents, grandparents, aunts, etc, it is not common to be in touch with a physchologist, their testing methods, or the vast amount of neurological challenges facing the kids of today.

Old 04-29-2004, 06:21 AM   #4
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Re: Psychological testing for 8 year old

HI Karon,
My son is having Behavior evaluation May 6. They are not bad. He had a speech evaluation last year. In the behavior eval. they talk with child,ask questions...then they talk to parents. They rate his answers then tell you where he falls. My son's speech was 12 months delayed and his intelligence level was about right on. He was 4 at the time and measured at 3 years 10 months. So he was off by 2 months (no big deal). Its alot of talking so he should be fine. My son is not on add meds as of yet. We are using a alternative supplement for him. He has been on it for 2 months and alot of his troubles have vanished. I'm not sure if I can mention it here so I won't. But good luck to your grandson he will do ok.

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