Learning Disabilities/ADHD Assessment
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and learning disorders (LD) are complex disorders that require labor-intensive assessment procedures.
Because of the extensive time commitment required for these assessments, they are primarily provided as part of training programs for advanced students in the Counseling & Testing Center's (CTC) clinical or counseling psychology doctoral programs.
Students perform the assessments under the supervision of a licensed psychologist with expertise in psychological assessment. While this allows the CTC to conduct a higher number of assessments than would be possible otherwise, it also means each assessment is likely to take longer to complete.
Students struggle with academic success for a variety of reasons, and sometimes assessments reveal students do not have ADHD or an LD. However, feedback from the comprehensive assessment will often provide information to improve function or compensate for weaknesses even when a diagnosis is not appropriate. Results may also help the student understand other concerns, such as substance use, anxiety, depression and personality issues.
To begin the assessment process, please contact the CTC at 208-885-6716 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request a Pre-Assessment History packet that you will need to complete. Once the CTC receives the completed packet it will be reviewed to determine whether to proceed with a comprehensive assessment or whether another service or resource will be recommended. If it is determined a comprehensive assessment is needed, the CTC will contact the student to schedule an appointment. The assessment process is comprehensive so students should be prepared to spend considerable time (typically between 4-8 hours) to complete the process. When the process is completed, students will be provided with personal feedback and a copy of the final report.
There is a sliding fee for the assessment, ranging from $50 to $500 based on need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. The fee will be charged to your student account.
Email Rheanna Kaley, Ph.D., or call 208-885-6716.