ADHD Testing at Forest Lane Pediatrics of Plano and Dallas
Thank you for allowing us to participate in assessing your child’s educational needs. We know that your child’s emotional and educational well-being is important to you as a family. In order to make your visit with the doctor productive, please provide us with the items below and complete the questionnaire fully. A staff member will contact you once all appropriate documents are received. The providers also will need to examine your child prior to prescribing any medication. If you wish to meet with the doctor privately, please discuss with the scheduler when making this appointment.
Please download and fill out the hyperlinked forms below. In order to schedule an initial ADHD Assessment, all of the requested documents below will need to be submitted and reviewed by the physician:
- Initial Evaluation Questionnaire for ADHD Assessment
- ADHD Controlled Substance Policy (PDF) Download
- Vanderbilt ADHD Assessment – Teacher (PDF) Download
- Vanderbilt ADHD Assessment – Parent (Prefer that each parent complete the form) (PDF) Download
- Recent report card
- Any previous evaluations of your child’s learning (school IEP, psycho-educational testing, IQ testing, standardized test)
Please submit paperwork listed above. A staff member will contact you to schedule an appointment once the doctor has a chance to review the documents.
ADHD Objective Testing
Upon review of your paperwork, your physician may recommend assessment of your child’s attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity using a tool called Qb Test. This test would be performed in the office prior to your doctor visit. Please plan to spend 1.5 hours in the office to complete the
assessment and doctor visit.
What is Qb Test?
It is an FDA cleared, objective computer-based test that measures activity, attention, and impulsivity by combining attention measurements with an activity analysis based on a motion tracking system. The test results are instantly analyzed and presented in a report that compares a patient’s results with a group of people of the same age and gender who do not have ADHD.
How is Qb Test Performed?
The test can be performed in the office or from a computer at home. For the initial test we recommend completing Qb Test in the office. Follow up testing be performed in the office or a home version called Qb Check can be done from a home computer with a forward facing camera. The Qb Test equipment consists of an infrared camera, a head-band with a reflective marker attached to it and a response button. During the test a number of symbols are shown on the computer screen. The task is to push the responder button when a certain symbol appears on the screen. Qb Check is similar but the computer’s camera is used to track the movement of the test taker instead of the infrared camera and head band.
How Long Does Qb Test Take?
The test takes 15 to 20 minutes depending on the age of the person undertaking the test, however time is needed before the test to teach the child how to perform it. If you are doing Qb Test in the office you should budget 1.5 hours for the entire visit which includes the test and the visit with the doctor.
Prior to your appointment, please contact your insurance provider and confirm whether or not the following medications are covered by your prescription plan:
- Adderall XR
- Aptensio XR
- Cotempla XR
- Dexmethylphenidate ER
- Dyanavel XR
- Guanfacine ER
- Methylphenidate ER
- Methylphenidate CD
- Methylphenidate LA
- Quillivant XR
Please bring a list of covered medications with you to your appointment to share with the doctor, should medication be recommended. Failure to provide the doctor with this information may result in a delay in your prescription or a prescription recommendation that is not covered by your insurance.
Follow-up Evaluation Questionnaire for ADHD Assessment
To help us assess how your child is responding to treatment for ADHD, please download at least one Parent and one Teacher Vanderbilt Assessment Follow-up form and send the completed forms to us via the portal or bring them to your child’s ADHD follow-up appointment.