Many parents waste a great deal of money for psychological testing
of their ADHD child. There is a myth that ADHD testing will reveal some
underlying, and previously unknown, truth about what is really wrong
with their child. And, in some undefined way this will help. But, testing and diagnosis are only useful if they help you decide
which of real, available treatments would be most useful for
your ADD child.
Choice of treatment for ADHD is on the basis of cost, availability, effectiveness and risk, not on subtle variations in the ADD diagnosis itself. So, before you spend your money, ask those offering testing how different testing outcomes will predict which of the real, available treatments you are considering will be most successful for your child. If they don't give you a persuasive answer, don't spend your money.
Most attention deficit hyperactivity disorder "testing"
consists of checklists of behavior observed at home and in the classroom
and filled out by parents and teachers, respectively such test only
summarizes what you already know
There is a highly effective treatment alternative to drugs.
For over 35 years I have worked with ADHD children and their families. Having been an ADHD child myself, I have a personal interest in this area.
Current explanations of the disorder never fit my experience or the children I saw. It always seemed contradictory that children who could not attend to school work could play computer games for hours, though both activities use the same areas of the brain. This stimulated years of research and rethinking of ADHD theory and treatment. From this I developed my new (patented) and highly effective, drug free, Computer Aided Emotional Restructuring (CAER) treatment and wrote my books, ADHD: Drug-free and Doin' Fine and ADHD: A Path to Success to explain it. Learn how ADHD is not a defect, deficit or a disorder, but a highly skilled short-term defense mechanism that backfires in the long-run. Read more than 40 Amazon.com “customer reviews” of my book and treatment. The most typical response when people read the book is “That makes so much more sense than anything else I have read”, “You describe my child exactly”.
It will empower you an optimistic lens that will forever change how you see your child and his problems.
Sound intriguing? Learn about it now.
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