ADHD Testing

 

We do ADHD testing in children, adults and adolescents

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Happy Minds is excited to offer one of the best objective tests for ADHD. Since ADHD diagnosis involves the use of a special class of medications called, Psychostimulants (controlled drugs), we take extra care to get an objective test to confirm the diagnosis of ADHD.

Our ADHD Testing appointment consists of getting intake forms filled out, clinician interview, T.O.V.A. computer testing and appointment with board certified psychiatrist, Dr. Mudassar Tariq, MD.

Psychostimulants have a lot of benefits and risks involved with their usage. Hence an appropriate diagnosis of ADHD is very important before its use. The T.O.V.A. is used by qualified healthcare professionals as an aid in the assessment of attention deficits, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), in children and adults.

The T.O.V.A. is the most widely used objective measure of attention in the world and is considered the “Gold Standard” among measures of its type. T.O.V.A. is an objective, accurate, and FDA-cleared continuous performance test (CPT) that measures the key components of attention and inhibitory control. TOVA is a neuropsychological assessment that measures a person’s attention while screening for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Generally, the test is 21.6 minutes long and is presented as a simple, yet boring, computer game. The test is used to measure a number of variables involving the test takers’ response to either a visual or auditory stimulus.

The visual T.O.V.A. aids in the assessment of and evaluation of treatment for, attention deficits, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The T.O.V.A. is a culture- and language-free, sufficiently long computerized test. Responses to visual or auditory stimuli are recorded with a unique, highly accurate (±1 ms) microswitch. The T.O.V.A. calculates response time variability (consistency), the response time (speed), commissions (impulsivity), and omissions (focus and vigilance). These calculations are then compared to a large age- and gender-matched normative sample, as well as to a sample population of individuals independently diagnosed with ADHD. These comparison results are used to create an immediately available, easy-to-read report.

Unfortunately for test makers, computers share one of the most common traits seen in ADHD: inconsistency of performance. The TOVA Company designs and builds hardware and software that addresses this problem, enabling your computer to measure with millisecond accuracy.

COST: TOVA test is not covered by most health insurance. We charge a flat fee of $1000 paid by cash/check/Zelle/Cashapp only. We do not accept credit cards or HSA/FSA Cards for this service. However a superbill (detailed receipt) is provided which can be used to get reimbursed by HSA/FSA or out of network benefits from your insurance. For out of network, you get paid a certain percentage depending on your contract with your insurance company.

Frequently Asked Questions About TOVA Testing

TOVA is a testing tool to help objectively diagnose Attention-Deficit/Hyper-activity Disorder. TOVA stands for Test of Variable Attention. The TOVA Test is a tool that provides healthcare professionals with objective measurements of attention and inhibitory control. In other words, it helps professionals to measure a patient’s attention and ability to control. It calculates response time and speed, commission, and omission. These factors allow us to see the patient’s impulsivity, consistency, focus, vigilance, and attention.

TOVA testing can be used for ages 4 and up.

The TOVA test is a 21.6-minute test that looks a lot like a video game. Patients will respond to stimuli using a button. TOVA comprises auditory and visual components. Each component is administered individually.

The T.O.V.A. has been shown to accurately identify 87% of individuals without ADHD, 84% of non-hyperactive ADHD, and 90% of the hyperactive ADHD, but should never be used solely as a diagnostic tool for those testing for attention deficit disorders or with a traumatic brain injury.

If you feel you or a loved one may benefit from an objective test for symptoms of ADHD,

Please call Happy Minds Office at 832-786-0234 to learn more about scheduling an assessment. Our staff is specialized and trained to assess, diagnose, and treat symptoms of ADHD

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