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									The LEARN Clinic
University of Washington

                                                                                                        ADHD EVALUATIONS
3920 15th Ave. NE, Box 351635
Seattle, WA 98195-1635


 We are located on the UW campus in a small
 gray building (Guthrie Annex 1) on 15th
 Avenue NE, south of NE 40th . Our campus
 location is across from Guthrie Hall, adjacent
 to the Physics/Astronomy Building.                                                                                                                                                                 Evaluations
 From the North From I-5 southbound, take the
 NE 45th St. exit (#169). Turn left onto NE
 45th St. Continue east about 1/4 mile to 15th
 Ave. NE and turn right. Head south on 15th for
 four blocks to NE 40th St. Turn left at Gate #
 5. Stop at the gatehouse for directions and a
 parking permit.
 From the South From I-5 northbound, take the

 NE 45th St. exit (#169). Turn right onto NE

                                                                                             3920 15th Ave. NE, Box 351635

 45th St. Continue east about 1/4 mile to 15th
 Ave. NE and turn right. Head south on 15th

                                                                                                                                                                      Brochure updated 9/2008
                                                                                                Seattle, WA 98195-1635
                                                                                                 University of Washington

 four blocks to NE 40th St. Turn left at Gate
                                                                                                                                      Phone: 206-543-6511
                                                                                                                                       Fax: 206-616-8367
 #5. Stop at the gatehouse for directions and
                                                                                                     The LEARN Clinic

 a parking permit.
                                                    UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

 From the East Coming from the east, use State
 Rte 520. Take the Montlake Blvd. exit. Con-                                                                                                                                                             Tel. (206)543-6511


 tinue north on Montlake Blvd. and cross the
 drawbridge. At the first traffic light after the
 bridge, turn left onto NE Pacific St. Proceed
 west on 15th Ave. NE. Turn right and head
 north on 15th Ave. to NE 40th St., where
 Gate # 5 is located. Stop at the gatehouse
 inside the garage for directions and a park-
 ing permit.
 Unfortunately, we are not able to reimburse
 for parking. You will be asked to pay a fee
 at the parking gate.
                                                                                                                    requirements of some institutions for quali-
                                                     •For UW students who need documentation of an official
                                                                                                                    fying to receive accommodations, particu-
                                                     diagnosis to present to staff at Hall Health and/or Disabil-
                                                                                                                    larly if there are questions about specific

                                                     ity Resources for Students, a Brief ADHD evaluation (see
                                                                                                                    learning disabilities. Focused ADHD Evalua-
                                                     below) is sufficient documentation for requesting ser-
                                                                                                                    tions are similar in structure to the Compre-

                                                                                                                    hensive Evaluation, but involve only one
                                                     •Because concerns about learning are virtually always          testing day (3-4 hours plus a lunch break).
                                                     present when children and adolescents are referred for an      The cost* of a Focused ADHD Evaluation is
                                                     ADHD evaluation, we do not schedule Brief ADHD evalua-         generally between $1700-$2100, and pay-
Contact Info & Location:                             tions at all for this age group. Focused ADHD evaluations      ments of $650 are required at the initial
                                                     may be considered for adolescents depending on the spe-        intake and feedback sessions, with the re-
When you call the LEARN Clinic, you
                                                     cific referral concerns.                                       maining balance billed after the completion
will speak first to front desk staff who
                                                                                                                    of the final report.
can answer general information about                                  Types of Evaluations:
our services. Questions regarding spe-                                                                              •Brief ADHD Evaluations. This more limited
                                                     •Comprehensive Evaluations. A comprehensive evalua-
                                                                                                                    ADHD evaluation involves a thorough initial
cific referral concerns are referred to              tion is important for clients who have experienced signifi-
                                                                                                                    interview and administration of question-
our Intake Coordinators, who also                    cant learning problems associated with, or in addition to,
                                                                                                                    naire measures. Brief ADHD Evaluations are
schedules appointments.                              their ADHD symptoms. It is also appropriate for individu-
                                                                                                                    offered, in slightly different formats,
                                                     als who wish to gain a thorough understanding of their
The LEARN Clinic is located on the Uni-                                                                             through both the LEARN Clinic and the Psy-
                                                     areas of strength and weakness to inform development of
                                                                                                                    chological Services and Training Clinic.
versity of Washington campus, in Guth-               strategies and accommodations to improve their level of
rie Annex I , which houses the Psycho-               functioning.                                                     LEARN Clinic. Evaluations are conducted or
                                                                                                                      supervised by the LEARN Clinic Associate Direc-
logical Services and Training Center.                A comprehensive evaluation involves a thorough initial           tor, who is always directly involved in giving
To request disability accommodations, contact the    interview that typically lasts for two hours, followed by        feedback. Advanced clinical psychology gradu-
Disability Services Office at least 10 days in ad-   two testing sessions on separate days (each lasting ap-          ate students are often involved in these evalua-
vance at (206)543-6450 (voice), (206)543-6452        proximately 3-4 hours, plus a lunch break). Testing in-          tions as well. Clients participate in a thorough
(TTY), (206)685-7264 (FAX), or email at                                                                               intake interview. Discussion of the results is
                                                     volves administration of measures assessing a variety of                                                                                                  provided during a 30-minute feedback session.
                                                     domains of functioning (e.g., intellectual functioning,          Results are documented in a brief report that
                                                     academic achievement, language and psycholinguistic              also includes general recommendations. The
                                                     skills, visual-perceptual and motor-coordination, learning       cost* of a Brief ADHD Evaluation is $500, and
           General Information:                      and recall, executive functioning) that are related to           payments of $250 are required at the initial
                                                     areas of concern identified during the initial interview.        interview and the feedback session.
•There is no specific test or screening meas-
                                                     Questionnaire measures are also administered, both to the        Main Clinic. Availability of these evaluations is
ure used to diagnose ADHD. At a minimum,
                                                     individual being evaluated and to others who have had the        extremely limited, based on the availability of
a thorough clinical interview and use of
                                                     opportunity to observe that individual’s functioning in          graduate students who are responsible for
questionnaire measures is necessary to ob-                                                                            conducting these evaluations. Availability also
                                                     different settings (e.g., teachers, spouses, co-workers,
tain information about current symptoms,                                                                              depends on the availability of licensed psy-
history of symptoms, and how symptoms                                                                                 chologists in the community who provide super-
affect functioning in different environments.        Results, impressions, and individualized recommendations         vision. The cost* of the Main Clinic brief ADHD
                                                     are then offered during a feedback session scheduled             evaluation is $150 for UW students and $200 for
•When ADHD symptoms are negatively im-               upon the completion of testing. An extensive report de-          non-students.
pacting academic progress, employment,               tailing background information, evaluation findings, and
social functioning, and/or one’s ability to          recommendations is generated as well. The cost* of a
complete daily tasks, it is often important to                                                                      *Note on information provided about
                                                     Comprehensive Evaluation is generally between $2000-
include cognitive/neuropsychological testing                                                                        costs: All fees indicated are subject to
                                                     $3000, and payments of $900 are required at the initial
as part of the evaluation in order to identify                                                                      change.
                                                     intake and feedback sessions, with the remaining balance
specific individual strengths and weaknesses         billed after the completion of the final report.
that can inform recommendations. In order
to provide individualized recommendations,           •Focused ADHD Evaluations. A Focused ADHD evaluation
it is our position here at the LEARN Clinic          is somewhat narrower in scope than the Comprehensive
that it is necessary to include some cognitive       Evaluation. It screens the domains mentioned above, and
and/or neuropsychological assessment.                therefore includes less cognitive/neuropsychological test-
                                                     ing. This may mean that the evaluation will not meet the

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