ADHD Evaluation

During an evaluation for ADHD, a neuropsychologist will measure the patient’s underlying intelligence, memory, attention, visual spatial ability, language, and academic skills.

  • Do you or your child have difficulty staying on a single task for a normal length of time?
  • Struggle to plan effectively, stay organized, or manage responsibilities?
  • Have a hard time sitting at a desk and learning?
If so, this may indicate attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD).

Try our online ADHD assessment to find out if further testing is needed

Benefits of an ADHD evaluation

  • Identify whether a student has ADHD
  • Receive documentation to help apply for testing accommodations
  • Know when and where to seek specialized tutoring/coursework
  • Maximize a student’s educational and social development
Benefits of an ADHD evaluation
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What testing can identify

A comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation can identify the presence of ADHD, a common childhood disorder that affects nearly 10% of children. 

How testing can help a student with ADHD

Studies have shown that ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder linked to structural and functional differences in the frontal lobe of the brain. These impact an individual’s ability to focus, plan, and control responses, making tasks such as organizing and keeping up with responsibilities difficult.

Since a child or teen’s attention, behavior, and emotions can be influenced by many factors, a proper diagnosis requires a comprehensive evaluation to understand how their brain functions in a variety of areas. Diagnoses by pediatricians or psychiatrists can yield inaccurate results, potentially leading to treatments and interventions that do not effectively treat this condition.

How testing can help a student with ADHD
Neuropsychological Evaluation Services

What is assessed during the ADHD evaluation

During an evaluation for ADHD, a neuropsychologist will measure an individual’s underlying intelligence, memory, attention, visual spatial ability, language, and academic skills. In addition, the psychologist will evaluate social, emotional, and behavioral functioning to determine whether the individual meets the criteria for the diagnosis. 

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ADHD is a far more complex condition than a simple “attention” disorder, as it can affect a child’s or an adult’s ability to regulate their thought processes, behavior, and emotional responses. Left untreated, ADHD can have significant consequences in a academic and social development. Our neuropsychologists can help make the right diagnoses so that you can seek the most effective treatment.


Differentiated Evaluations

As children develop from infancy through early adulthood, the skills they need to succeed change as well. Using this developmental framework, our neuropsychologists offer 4 types of neuropsych evaluations which are uniquely designed for each stage from childhood to adulthood:

Early Development/Pre-School
Early development/Pre-school

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Elementary/Primary School
Elementary/Primary School

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Adolescent/High School
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Early Adulthood/College/Vocational
Early adulthood/college/vocational

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Each type of evaluation shares a core assessment of common neuropsychological abilities, but the specific measures, goals, and recommendations generated from the various evaluations target the individual’s needs at their developmental level.


Flexible Evaluations in Your Child’s Environment

To better meet the needs of the child, our neuropsychologists have incorporated a flexible evaluation approach which allows for children to be evaluated outside of our offices, whether at home or in school. This allows for a comprehensive assessment of both the child and their environment, and enables in-vivo consultation with school or home personnel that are influential in the child’s life.

At Home

At School

Evaluation Options & Pricing

Although we do not accept insurance, some clients with out-of-network benefits are able to secure reimbursement for services.

ADHD Examination

  • 20-30 minute interview
  • Focused testing of attention and executive functioning skills (2-3 hours)
  • Questionnaires administered and interpreted
  • Summary report with recommendations

ADHD Targeted Neuropsych Evaluation

  • 20-30 minute interview
  • Intellectual functioning, memory, executive functioning and academic functioning
  • Summary report and recommendations
  • 1 day of testing (approx. 6 hours)
  • 45-60 minute feedback

Comprehensive Neuropsych Evaluation

  • 20-30 minute interview
  • Areas covered: intellectual functioning, academic achievement, expressive and receptive language and communication skills, attention, concentration, learning, memory, executive functioning, visual spatial and visual perceptual functioning, motor ability, emotional and behavioral functioning, adaptive functioning
  • 1-2 days of testing
  • Full report and recommendations
  • 60-120 minute feedback

About Dr. Ben Malkin, Psy.D.

Licensed Neuropsychologist in New York State

Dr. Ben Malkin, Psy.D. is a pediatric neuropsychologist working in the New York area who specializes in seeing children with a variety of neuropsychological and cognitive deficits as well as various medical issues.

After receiving his bachelors in psychology from Lander’s College, he pursued his doctorate in School Psychology at St. John’s University, and trained in Columbia University Medical Center and the Center for Applied Psychology during his internship year.

He completed a fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology in Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he conducted neuropsychological evaluations for childhood cancer patients and survivors, to help them reach their potential despite their challenges.

Dr. Malkin is originally from Los Angeles and currently lives in Woodmere, NY with his wife and three children.

Dr Ben Malkin

Evaluation Details

  • Domains assessed include sensory and motor abilities, attention and concentration, memory, language, visual-spatial ability, and “higher cognitive functioning”, such as reasoning, problem solving skills, intellectual functioning, and social and psychological functioning
  • Appointments are with our neuropsychologists, who specialize in understanding the relationship of the brain to specific abilities and the objective evaluation of these abilities
  • Testing is presented orally, visually, in writing, or in other formats where the client is asked to perform tasks that involve answering questions, drawing, or building objects.
  • The evaluation length varies depending on the referral questions and evaluation type. They can be as short as 2 hours, and can also last over several days.

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Neuro Psych Doctor ADHD Evaluation in New York City

Dr. Ben Malkin provides pediatric neuropsychological evaluations that assess a child’s cognitive profile – used to create a personalized treatment plan which optimizes the child’s development at home, school or other settings.

Hours: 8am-8pm, 7 days a week

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