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Testing, assessments, and evaluations for Autism, ADHD, academic / educational and behavioral difficulties are provided. East Tennessee Psychological Testing of Knoxville, Tennessee offers assessments for a variety of age ranges, from infants to adults who may be experiencing difficulties in school and in the workplace. Our evaluations are designed to help children and families assess academic and behavioral problems and develop solutions to increase positive educational and behavioral outcomes. We work with children, families and educational professionals to design solutions to fit your child’s needs. We also work with young adults in college and older adults in the workforce.

 

What is ADHD?

 

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development.

 

  • Inattention means a person wanders off task, lacks persistence, has difficulty sustaining focus, and is disorganized; and these problems are not due to defiance or lack of comprehension.
  • Hyperactivity means a person seems to move about constantly, including situations in which it is not appropriate, excessively fidgets, taps, or talks. In adults, it may be extreme restlessness or wearing others out with their activity.
  • Impulsivity means a person makes hasty actions that occur in the moment without first thinking about them and that may have high potential for harm; or a desire for immediate rewards or inability to delay gratification. An impulsive person may be socially intrusive and excessively interrupt others or make important decisions without considering the long-term consequences.

 

While there is no cure for ADHD, currently available treatments can help reduce symptoms and improve functioning. Treatments include medication, psychotherapy, education or training, or a combination of treatments.

 

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