Nearly 10% of children between the ages of two and 17 have an attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis. Despite its prevalence, there’s no single clinical test to diagnose ADHD. To assist in the evaluation of your child, the experienced pediatric neurologists at THINK Neurology for Kids in The Woodlands, Katy, Sugar Land, and Austin, Texas, use the QbTest to help diagnose and treat ADHD. For an appointment with a pediatric neurology specialist within a few days, not weeks, contact the office nearest you by phone or use the online booking button today.
The QbTest is an FDA-cleared objective test for ADHD that measures impulsivity, activity, and attention. The data collected during the test is immediately analyzed and compared to a control group comprised of individuals that are the same age and sex as the person undergoing the test but without ADHD.
The pediatric neurology team at THINK Neurology for Kids determines if your child would benefit from the QbTest during a consultation. The team uses the test to assist in diagnosing, as well as treatment of ADHD. If you suspect your child has ADHD or you’re looking to get more specific information about your child’s ADHD, then you should contact the team to discuss the QbTest.
The test is generally recommended for children ages six and up, and can even be used for adults up to age 60. At THINK Neurology for Kids, the team uses the QbTest to gather information about your child’s personality, intellectual functioning, language processing, and motor speed strength, as well as:
In addition to assisting in an ADHD diagnosis, the THINK Neurology for Kids team uses the information gathered from the QbTest to identify the areas your child may have disabilities. This vital information helps the team develop an effective treatment plan that addresses your child’s specific needs at an earlier age.
The QbTest is a 15 to 20-minute computer-based test your child completes at THINK Neurology for Kids. During the test, your child is presented with various geometric shapes that appear on the computer screen. Your child is instructed to look for and respond to a specific shape or symbol as quickly and accurately as possible. While your child is taking the test, a camera above the computer is recording movement from a reflector your child wears on their forehead.
After the test, a report is generated and interpreted by your child’s pediatric neurologist and reviewed with you.
To learn more about the QbTest and how it may help your child, call THINK Neurology for Kids or request an appointment online today.