The American Academy of Pediatrics defines Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder as “a chronic condition of the brain that makes it difficult for children to control their behavior.” There tends to be three types of symptoms that the person will have including inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.
If you have noticed these symptoms in your child from more than 6 months it may be time for a formal ADHD evaluation. Part of this evaluation will include completion of Vanderbilt forms by the family and school. The patient will also have a dedicated appointment at the pediatrician’s office. Crested Butte Pediatrics also offers research based QB testing.
What is QB Testing?
The QBTest is an evidenced based ADHD evaluation cleared by the FDA that helps clinicians make a clear diagnosis and effective treatment plan for ADHD.
The test is a computer-based 15-20 min evaluation that reports on the three main symptoms of ADHD:
Inattention: ability to remain focused on a task
Hyperactivity: amount of movement
Impulsivity: lack of impulse control
Who qualifies for the QB test?
The QBTest is used for people with a diagnosis of ADHD or for people who are concerned that they may have symptoms of ADHD.
The QBTest is used in conjunction with an evaluation by the health care provider and input from the family and school/work.
How do I schedule my child for an ADHD evaluation?
We now have available appointments for both new and established patients to come into the clinic for an evaluation. Please schedule an appointment under the "Extended Visit" tab on our scheduling page.