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Adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood (0-17 years). Examples of these events would be:

● experiencing violence, abuse, or neglect
● witnessing violence in the home or community
● having a family member attempt or die by suicide

Also included are aspects of the child’s environment that can undermine their sense of safety, stability, and bonding such as growing up in a household with:

● substance misuse
● mental health problems
● instability due to parental separation or household members being in jail or prison

ACEs are linked to chronic health problems, mental illness, and substance misuse in adulthood. ACEs can also negatively impact education and job opportunities. However, ACEs can be prevented.
*According to the CDC.

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Psychological Evaluation

A Psychological Evaluation consist of a series of screenings that assist in the understanding of a child's mental health, development and cognition. The process consists of  an intake interview with caregivers, followed by two visits for the administration of test and evaluation; Thereafter, evaluations are scored and a written report of results is provided.

ADHD - Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

ADHD is a neurological processing disorder which typically presents itself during childhood but can also present itself in adults. The disorder involves attention irregularities, individuals may experience hyperactive behavior and attention coupled with inattentiveness. Texas Tech provides an assessment to evaluate whether you meet the criteria for diagnosis. 

Assessments are done on site using a computer based self-questionnaire that takes approximately 60 min. Children and teens would be asked to take the exam independently while a proctor facilitates a pretest. A pretest prior to beginning the exam will be completed with a staff member to ensure the primary test is completed successfully. All participants are left alone to complete the exam in order to minimize distractions and maintain the integrity of the exam.

Parents are expected to wait in the waiting room for the duration of the exam. Results for testing arrive same day upon completion of the exam and may be requested during that time.

Once results are received the patient and family may schedule a future appointment about further intervention or treatment for the diagnosis after medical health professional have reviewed the findings.

Testing for ADHD is not covered by providers and cost $250.00, payment is required before testing occurs. Testing may be requested for children or adults above 5 years of age. Please call the office to schedule a computerized test.