ADHD Evaluations

ADHD Evaluations Specialist
ADHD affects school age children making them unable to concentrate. The good news is that with proper treatment, kids with ADHD can learn to live successfully with and manage their symptoms. Myrtle Avenue Pediatrics offers ADHD evaluations to patients in the Clearwater and Oldsmar Florida locations.

ADHD Evaluations Q & A

What is ADHD?

ADHD is a behavioral disorder common in about 10% of school-age children. When children are afflicted with ADHD, they can act without thinking, be hyperactive, and have trouble focusing. It is not a lack of understanding but, rather, they have trouble following through because they can't sit still, pay attention, or focus on the details. These symptoms can hurt a child's ability to function socially, academically, and at home.

What are the symptoms?

The symptoms of ADHD affect the behavior of the individual. They can be broken down into three subtypes, each with its pattern of behaviors:

  1. inattentive type:
  • listening problems
  • distractibility
  • trouble paying attention to details
  • difficulty following instructions
  • problems with organization
  • forgetfulness in daily activities
  • difficulty staying focused on tasks or play activities
  • avoidance or dislike of tasks that require mental effort
  • the tendency to lose things like toys, notebooks, or homework


  1. hyperactive-impulsive type:
  • fidgeting or squirming
  • difficulty remaining seated
  • excessive running or climbing
  • difficulty playing quietly
  • always seeming to be "on the go"
  • excessive talking
  • blurting out answers before hearing the full question
  • difficulty waiting for a turn
  • problems with interrupting or intruding


   3. combined type

What is involved in an ADHD evaluation?

Othe symptoms of ADHD the symptoms are easy to confuse with other problems, including learning disabilities and emotional issues, it is important that a doctor or other health professional be involved in evaluating the symptoms. During an ADHD evaluation, the doctor will use some different tools for evaluation of the patient’s behavior. This can include a checklist of symptoms, answers to questions about past and present problems, or a medical exam to rule out other causes for symptoms. ADHD can appear differently in each person. It is important to be open and honest with the doctor conducting your child’s evaluation so that they can come to the most accurate conclusion.

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