We Assess Adults for ADHD

Approximately 10 million adults have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In adults, ADHD if often associated with depression, mood or conduct disorders and even substance abuse. Adults with ADHD often experience difficulties at work and in their personal and family lives.  They may exhibit struggles with day to day responsibilities, time management, and organization.  ADHD adults may…

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Using Surveys/Questionnaires to Diagnose ADHD

Because there is not one single test for ADHD and it is typically diagnosed through a “preponderance of evidence”, many doctors and practitioners will administer one of many ADHD behavior questionnaires to determine if there is enough evidence to make a diagnosis. The surveys are often completed by the parents, teachers, and if the child…

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Career Planning and Assessments

High school and college students are often confused on what it is they want to be when they grow up. It is sometimes difficult for them to narrow down a career path and they often feel lost in all of their choices. In addition, some students feel forced to make a decision and end up…

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STAAR: What Happens If Your Student Does Not Pass?

We have discussed a lot about accommodations on the STAAR test and how to access those accommodations. But sometimes, accommodations are not enough to ensure a student passes.  So, what exactly happens when a student fails the STAAR test? Each time a student fails a state assessment, the school district must provide the student with…

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STAAR: What are the Allowable Accommodations?

So, now that we have covered how an accommodation is defined and we have learned about who is eligible to receive accommodations, let’s talk about the accommodations that your student can actually receive on the STARR test? Here is a list of allowable accommodations that can be implemented through the appropriate campus committee: Individualized Structured…

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STAAR Testing: What Exactly is an Accommodation?

With the STAAR test just around the corner, it is important to understand what accommodations (if any) your child should have access.  But, more importantly, let’s first understand what the state defines as an accommodations. Accommodations: are changes to instructional material, procedures, or techniques that allow a student with a disability to participate meaningfully in…

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Let’s Talk About The STAAR Test!

If you live in Texas and you have a child in a public or charter school, then you are well aware that STAAR season is upon us. Wether you are a first time STAAR parent or you are in your last season, it is easy to feel overwhelmed with the testing process and sometimes it…

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