Distractible? Disorganized? Excitement seeking?
If you are like that you may have Attention Deficit Disorder (With or without hyperactivity.) Undiagnosed ADD/ADHD may cause you to lose jobs, lose relationships and lose your self-esteem. An assessment and treatment of ADD/ADHD can make a critical difference to you and your overall effectiveness. Medication increases focus and the ability to achieve. Therapy provides a safe place to learn effective counterbalancing techniques to diminish the impact of ADD/ADHD behaviors in interpersonal and in intimate relationships.
If you suspect your child may have ADD/ADHD, the best thing you can do (along with having them evaluated for ADD/ADHD) is to have you and your child’s other parent evaluated, as there is a genetic link factor in ADD/ADHD. Can you imagine helping your child get more focused and structured if you can’t?
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD and ADD) describes the difficulty some children and adults have modulating their attentional efforts. They exert little attentional effort that results in lack of focus and distractibility, or they exert too much attention that results in a narrow hyper-focus. ADHD and ADD affects approximately 9.5 million school-aged boys and girls, adolescents and adults. People with ADHD and ADD have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors, and in some cases, are overly active. Three times more boys are diagnosed with ADHD than girls. Symptoms persist into adulthood in as many as 60 percent of cases. Although these characteristics are present to some extent in everyone, when the symptoms are developmentally extreme, pervasive and persistent, it might be ADHD.
The Quotient™ ADHD System collects and reports objective, accurate data on hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention. The clinician integrates the Quotient™ ADHD and ADD Test report with information from other assessment tools and the clinical evaluation to guide treatment decisions.
ADHD and ADD historically have been challenging to diagnose because many of the assessment tools rely largely on subjective information from parents and teachers, in addition to clinical evaluation.
I am very excited to be the first in Pennsylvania to implement the use of the Quotient System. If you think you or your child would benefit from an evaluation, please call me at 610-896-9651 or e-mail me at Maggie@maggiebakerphd.com
The Quotient™ ADHD System accurately measures motion and analyzes shifts in attention state to give a clear picture of ADHD and ADD symptoms. The Quotient™ ADHD Test gives objective and accurate data on the core symptom areas of ADHD and ADD.
- Hyperactivity (the inability to control movement and sit still while working)
- Impulsivity (the inability to inhibit inappropriate responses)
- Inattention (the difficulty in staying focused and on task)
Motion Tracking System: The Motion Tracking System captures each movement 50 times per second and plots the pattern of movement of the reflector(s).
Reflectors: A small reflector is placed on the forehead. If the patient is 13 years old or older, additional reflectors are placed on the shins to capture leg motion.
LCD Screen: The patient responds to different geometric shapes that flash randomly on the LCD screen
Keyboard: Patient responds