Letters for ADHD Accommodations
Are you experiencing problems with attention, memory or concentration that are affecting your school performance and grades?
The Brain-Gain technology® that we use at Northern California Neurotherapy gives you a special advantage in discovering what kinds of issues are interfering with your learning process. Our use of the QEEG (Quantitative Electroencephalogram, or brain-wave test) not only precisely identifies subtypes of Attention Deficit Disorder, but also pinpoints other conditions that may either mask as AD(H)D, or exist along with it*. This is accomplished with the following assessment tools:
- A Clinical History in which we gather information about early school performance, home relationships, special difficulties with learning, and a consideration of any mental/emotional problems that have been diagnosed or treated in childhood or early adulthood.
- A 20-min TOVA test (Test Of Variables of Attention).
- A QEEG (Quantitative Electroencephalogram, or brain wave test) that takes about 30 min, is painless, and indicates the brain criteria for ADD, ADHD, oppositional-defiant disorder, anxiety, depression, and many other syndromes that may qualify the patient for a 504 Accommodation.
- The Wender-Utah Rating Scale for Children and Adults
- Any information from prior school testing, parent reports, teacher assessments, or medical tests that would help to identify the issues that are interfering with the learning process.
A Certified Letter of Assessment will be written and sent to your educational institution to document your learning issues and support the need for 504 Accommodations.
*Our comprehensive assessment for issues that interfere with learning may uncover
other disorders that either mask as AD(H)D or exist along with it. Some examples are:
- Learning or language problems
- Mood disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Seizure disorders
- Vision or hearing problems
- Tourette syndrome
- Sleep disorders
- Thyroid medication
- Substance abuse
- Brain injury