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ADHD Assessment Services

Assessment

Welcome to myturn2talk. At our practice, we understand the diverse ways in which neurodiversity enriches the human experience. We are dedicated to providing you with an affirming and validating space where your unique qualities, strengths, and experiences are respected and embraced.

Unlock Your Neurotype:
Am I Autistic or ADHD?

Have you ever found yourself pondering the intricacies of your unique traits, challenges, or strengths, wondering if they might be linked to neurotypes such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Autism-Spectrum-Disorder (ASD)?

 

These questions are the starting point for a transformative journey.

 

I recall my own experience, where I wondered if my constant need for stimulation and my tendency to lose track of time were connected to ADHD.

 

The assessments are designed to provide answers, offering clarity and understanding into your cognitive, emotional, and behavioural patterns. This newfound self-awareness can be a key to unlocking your potential, helping you understand why you think, feel, and act the way you do.

Why Consider Neurodiversity Assessments?

Delving into your neurodiversity through assessments can be an affirming experience. It's an opportunity to validate your experiences and recognize that your feelings and behaviours are not only valid but also understandable.

 

Beyond validation, assessments empower you with valuable insights that extend to every aspect of your life. Armed with a clear understanding of your strengths and challenges, you can make more informed decisions about your career, relationships, and personal growth strategies.

 

Plus, it can foster improved communication and empathy within your relationships, strengthening your support network.

Empower Yourself:
The Importance of a Formal Assessments

Empowerment begins with self-awareness, and that's precisely what our formal assessments offer. Whether you suspect ADHD, Autism, or both, our assessments are designed to uncover your unique neurodivergent profile. They provide you with a roadmap for personal growth and empowerment. They don't define you, but they certainly help you navigate life with a deeper sense of self-acceptance.

 

Armed with assessment results, you can advocate for yourself more effectively in various settings, whether at work, in educational environments, or within relationships. I can personally attest to the power of self-acceptance and advocacy that comes with understanding your neurodiversity. It allowed me to embrace my unique way of thinking and working.

Understanding Your Neurodivergent Profile

At myturn2talk, we celebrate the beautiful tapestry of human neurodiversity. Your assessment isn't about labelling; it's about understanding and embracing the uniqueness that makes you, you. Your neurodivergent profile, whether it includes elements of Autism or ADHD, is a cause for celebration.

 

It doesn't limit you; instead, it provides you with valuable insights to navigate life. Understanding your neurodivergent profile fosters better communication, deeper empathy in your relationships, and the creation of a robust support network.

 

I've experienced firsthand how understanding my own neurodivergent traits allowed me to communicate more effectively with my loved ones, enhancing the quality of my relationships.

Demystifying the Assessment Process

Embarking on your assessment journey is a courageous step towards self-discovery. It all begins with the Initial Session, where our focus is on getting to know you and understanding what brings you here.  This is a judgment-free space where I could openly discuss your experiences. I may inquire about various aspects of your life and might request contact information for sources such as family members, teachers, psychologists, or co-workers. These insights are essential for tailoring your assessment.

Initial Session

Your journey to self-discovery commences with the Initial Session, a pivotal starting point.

 

Here, our aim is to understand your unique background, developmental history, and what motivates you to seek an assessment.

 

Sharing your developmental history provides crucial context for your assessment journey. I may inquire about various aspects of your life and might request contact information for sources such as family members, teachers, psychologists, or co-workers.

Diagnostic Interview

This is a structured conversation or assessment conducted with the purpose of gathering comprehensive and systematic information about your current functioning. 

 

The interview is designed to gather relevant information to reach a clinical understanding and formulate an accurate diagnosis. 

 

The process involves asking targeted questions, using standardized assessment tools, and exploring relevant aspects of the individual's life to arrive at an informed evaluation that guides treatment planning and interventions.

Feedback Session

Information from your Initial Interview, Diagnostic Interview, Questionnaires answered by yourself and your referral sources will be collated to form the basis of your feedback session.  During this session, I will share my findings with you.

 

The feedback session is a valuable opportunity for me to not only share findings, but also  provide context, address concerns, and ensure that you fully understand the  report's content and what this may mean for you going forward.

Neurodivergent Report

Once the feedback session is complete, we make amendments to the report and release it.

 

Reports are designed to be supportive of neurological diversity, using identity-first language and gender-inclusive pronouns. Our approach centres around highlighting strengths rather than focusing solely on challenges or limitations.

Navigating Life with Self-Acceptance

Self-acceptance is a powerful journey, especially when you have a deeper understanding of your neurodivergent traits. Our assessments are designed to celebrate your strengths rather than focus solely on challenges. This celebration is the cornerstone of our approach. When you understand your neurodivergent profile, you're better equipped to communicate your needs effectively. Your journey towards self-acceptance, with the support of these assessments, can be transformative. It's not just about accepting yourself; it's about celebrating your neurodiversity.

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