ADHD Clinic for children and adults opens at Psychological Services Center
A clinic for children and adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has opened at the Psychological Services Center in Tobin Hall.
While it is estimated that between 5 and 12 percent of school-aged children and adults have ADHD, it can be a difficult condition to diagnose with accuracy, according to Becky Ready, a licensed clinical neuropsychologist and clinic director. Problems with attention, concentration and memory occur in many medical and psychiatric disorders, she says, and a thorough evaluation is necessary to determine when those symptoms are due to ADHD or another condition.
The new clinic offers efficient, low-cost comprehensive assessments of ADHD. Behavioral interventions, psychotherapy and parenting support groups for ADHD are available at the Psychological Services Center.
“We are excited about our new streamlined ADHD clinic,” says Ready. “We have been conducting ADHD evaluations for years but our new clinic is an improvement over past services. We will be able to schedules persons more quickly and have prompt turnaround on reports and feedback. We will fill a need in the community for children and adults who require evaluations to obtain proper treatment and accommodations.”
The Psychological Services Center is the award-winning teaching clinic of the clinical psychology program at UMass Amherst. Operating continuously since 1963, the PSC provides high-quality, low-cost services. The clinic serves the community and is especially prepared to work with clients without health insurance or who have inadequate insurance coverage for mental health services. The PSC offers psychotherapy and neuropsychological assessment services for adults, children, adolescents, couples and families. Fees are reasonable and based on income.
The PSC is located in Suite 123 of Tobin Hall at UMass Amherst. Free parking is available.