Purpose of ADHD / ADD Assessment
ADHD / ADD may feel like a label, but it may be more helpful to think of it as an explanation. It explains why your child / teenager may have struggled with things like paying attention, following directions, listening closely, self-regulation, organization – things that seem to come easily to other children/teenagers. Put simply, individuals with ADHD often display weaknesses in their executive functioning skills.
In this sense, getting a diagnosis can be a relief. You can rest easier knowing that it was not laziness or a lack of intelligence standing in your child / teenager’s way, but rather a neurodevelopmental disorder that you can do something about.