Attention Deficit & ADHD

The Attention Deficit & ADHD Assessment Service at CFIR offers comprehensive, scientific and evidence-based psychological assessments for children, adolescents and adults struggling with attentional issues or disorders. These assessments are administered when individuals have experienced struggles with attention, concentration and/or hyperactivity that have negatively impacted academic or work performance or relationships.

How do I know if I, or a loved one, need an attention deficit or ADHD assessment?

Do any of the following items apply to you?

  • Are you easily distracted instead of concentrating and attending to your work or to a conversation?
  • Do you have trouble organizing your self, children, your home, or your work?
  • Do you have difficulty starting or finishing new projects or prioritizing your tasks?
  • Do you find yourself being restless or having difficulty relaxing?
  • Are you frequently thrill-seeking or behaving recklessly?
  • Has someone in your life suggested that you have poor listening skills, are more easily distracted or interrupt others frequently?
  • Have relationships with your partner, children, or work colleagues been impaired by your attentional and concentration difficulties?
  • Have your problems with organization resulted in being chronically late?
  • Do you find yourself struggling to manage anger outbursts or strong impulses?
  • Do you have difficulties sustaining emotional attention with your partner and your children?

Help Is Available

If you said yes to any of the above, you might consider meeting with one of the highly trained mental health professionals in the Attention Deficit & ADHD Assessment Service at CFIR. Mental health professionals in this Service can provide you with a comprehensive assessment and then support you to get the help you need.

Mental health professionals can provide you with a comprehensive assessment and then support you to get the help you need.

How can I get a referral to your service? Who can refer to this service?

You can contact us directly if you are concerned about your, or your loved ones’, attention or ADHD difficulties.

Health care professionals, including physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers and counsellors can also refer clients who they believe are struggling with attentional issues or experiencing co-occurring psychological problems (e.g., anxiety or depression) as a result of underlying attentional problems.

Teachers and professors, guidance counsellors, and support workers in educational settings are also welcome to refer students to our service.

What’s involved in an attention deficit & ADHD assessment? How long will it take?

Typically, we meet with you or your loved one for an initial appointment to understand your concerns and struggles related to attention and ADHD. The assessment process then involves the following: an initial interview to understand what concerns are being noted, a review of the individual’s history (including a full review of their early development, education, and mental health), completion of questionnaires, and psychological testing sessions. Once the assessment is complete, the psychologist reviews all the results and then meets with the client to discuss the results and recommendations. Generally a written report is also provided that summarizes all of the relevant information. You will be provided feedback on the results of the assessment, and all your questions about the results will be addressed.

What type of report or recommendations might I expect?

We will provide you with a complete written report that includes the results of the assessment, suggestions for addressing your areas of struggle, and recommendations for accommodation at school or work (e.g., test-taking time; being provided with a quiet study, test or work environment; supportive technology or adaptive environment; note-taking assistance; repetition in instructions, etc.). Recommendations for psychological treatment are also made to support you to lessen the impact of your attentional difficulties and provide education, support, coaching and strategies. Assessment reports can be sent to relevant parties (e.g., your educational institution or workplace) upon your request.

Find A Therapist

We have many mental health therapists at each of our locations who offer this service. Please select a location below to see a list: