ADHD Testing In Texas
Is it for You?
You may be someone who has always had trouble focusing your attention. You struggle to sit still and need to be in constant motion. Or perhaps you have trouble reining in your impulses. Have you thought about getting tested for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? You’re never too old, you know. Adults can be tested for ADHD at any age.
It’s Not Too Late.
No matter how old you are, it’s not too late for you to get tested for ADHD, if that’s something you’re interested in. One place you can get an adult ADHD diagnosis is through Adult Autism Assessment and Services, by emailing [email protected]. We’re not just about autism; ADHD testing for adults of all ages is one of our specialties.
What should you look for when you’re ready for adult ADHD testing?
- A professional who has experience with ADHD.
- Someone who understands how ADHD may look different in adults.
- A person you feel comfortable talking with.
There are 3 types of ADHD
1. Inattentive Type
You might have Inattentive Type of ADHD if you can’t seem to concentrate for long, and it’s hard for anything to hold your attention on something unless it’s really interesting. In school you may have been told, “Pay attention!” and “Stop daydreaming!” As an adult, you may find yourself gazing out the window during work meetings, bored by the speaker. Or you may be a “channel surfer,” rapidly switching from one television show to another, trying to find something that can hold your interest. You may find yourself reading and rereading the same page in a book because your attention wasn’t really on the book. There’s nothing wrong with you, you just might have a different kind of brain.
2. Hyperactive-Impulsive Type
You might have Hyperactive-Impulsive Type of ADHD if you’ve always been overly active, so that you can hardly stay still. In school, your teachers were probably always saying, “Sit down!” “Raise your hand!” You may remember your parents saying, “Get down from there, you’ll break your neck!” If you were overly impulsive, you may have gotten in trouble time and time again. You knew you weren’t supposed to do something, but you’d already gone too far to stop before your brain kicked in to tell you to control the impulse. As an adult, you may stand up and pace in the back of long meetings, or jiggle a leg, or fiddle with small objects. You may find yourself interrupting others more often than you’d like. It’s not your fault if your brain is set to a different speed limit than the rest of the world.
3. Combined Type
If you read both of the previous sections and thought, “That’s me!” about both the Inattentive and the Impulsive-Hyperactive types of ADHD, then you might have the Combined Type.
Texas is a big state.
Everything is big in Texas, but no matter where you live, from the panhandle to the Rio Grande Valley, you can be tested for ADHD online.
Many children with ADHD received help in Texas schools through Section 504, but you may have missed out on getting special help in school. If you were able to disguise or control your ADHD characteristics, you may have missed being identified. Instead of recognizing ADHD, teachers might have told you to try harder, or called you a day dreamer, or accused you of being lazy.
You’re not lazy.
If you have ADHD, it’s not laziness. You might just have a different kind of brain. Your brain is either so hyper-focused on something interesting that you don’t notice anything else, or you find everything so fascinating that you can’t hold your attention to any one thing. Maybe an ADHD assessment could give you answers about yourself.
What About an ADHD Assessment?
An ADHD assessment is available remotely, online, so you don’t have to drive across the state to a big city like Houston or San Antonio. Even if you live all the way down south in Big Bend country, if you’ve got internet, then an ADHD assessment can be just a mouse-click away on your computer.
Find Answers, Open Doors
You have questions? You deserve answers. Getting a diagnosis of ADHD as an adult can open doors for you: doors to understanding, to accommodations at work or if you go back to school, and doors to support if you need it.
If you’d like a free consultation to talk to one of our professionals about ADHD testing, just email [email protected] and she’ll take it from there. Let us help you get the answers you need and deserve.