At ADHD Center of Northern New Jersey, we conduct an extensive evaluation of the adolescent, carefully assessing function in all areas of their life. The evaluation process involves identification of the adolescent’s primary problem areas and a comprehensive review of academic performance, behavior, mood, family relationships, social relationships, alcohol and substance abuse history and legal issues.
Testing is conducted to determine the presence of ADD/ADHD and any associated learning disabilities. Cognition and achievement levels are assessed.
Treatment options include academic coaching to improve organizational and time management skills, behavior therapy, participation in an adolescent social skills group, family therapy, parent coaching, individual therapy, substance abuse counseling, and where appropriate, the judicious consideration of medication options. Alternative treatments are also available.