ADHD Testing and Diagnosis
Wondering if an ADD - ADHD evaluation makes sense for you? Explore the information below.
If you choose to be evaluated, you will need to meet with a psychologist for a psycho-educational evaluation, which includes IQ and Academic and Attention testing. Testing can be time-consuming and expensive. Evaluations are often divided into more than one session. Shop around before choosing a provider, as each provider has its own fee scale for its services. We have compiled a list of area resources for ADHD testing for your use, as these evaluations are not done on campus.
The psychologist will analyze your test results to identify strengths, weaknesses, and patterns in cognitive functioning as well as possible disabilities, and share these results with you in a written report.
You have the option of sharing the findings of the evaluation with UNC’s Accessibility Resources and Service, the office responsible for providing students with disabilities of all kinds with reasonable accommodations.
If you are diagnosed with ADHD and choose to take stimulant medication, CAPS requires specific documentation in order to write your prescription. Please note that prescription medications cannot be prescribed or continued if you have not had prior testing that meets the Campus Health / CAPS policy.
If you still have questions about ADHD evaluations, you can:
- Consult with a medical provider at Campus Health
- Walk in to visit a Counseling and Psychological Services provider, or
- Visit an ADHD/LD specialist at The Learning Center.