T.O.V.A. Test for ADHD

TOVA Test for ADHD

 

We offer the TOVA Test (Test of Variables of Attention) for patients ages 6 and up. It is a computer-based test made up of two parts: visual and auditory. The test measures how quickly and accurately a person responds to the visual and auditory stimuli.

Each part of the test takes roughly 20 minutes to complete; the entire test will take up to an hour.

The results of the TOVA Test are not a diagnosis; they are a tool that doctors can use to better diagnose and treat their patients.

For best results, the test is administered in the morning. Patients should decrease the amount of caffeine and nicotine intake on the day of testing.

To schedule a TOVA Test, please contact our office.

For more information, visit the official TOVA Test website HERE

 

  • is easily distracted
  • does not follow directions or finish tasks
  • does not appear to be listening when someone is speaking
  • does not pay attention and makes careless mistakes
  • is forgetful about daily activities
  • has problems organizing daily tasks
  • avoids or dislikes activities that require sitting still or a sustained effort
  • often loses things, including personal items
  • has a tendency to daydream


Hyperactivity -- A child with ADHD:

  • often squirms, fidgets, or bounces when sitting
  • does not stay seated as expected
  • has difficulty playing quietly
  • is always moving, such as running or climbing on things (In teens and adults, this is more commonly described as a sense of restlessness)
  • talks excessively


Impulsivity -- A child with ADHD:

  • has difficulty waiting for his or her turn
  • blurts out answers before the question has been completed
  • often interrupts others


What are ADHD symptoms in adults?

Adult ADHD symptoms may be different than the symptoms in children. In addition, they may stem directly from ADHD or may be the result of behavioral issues. Symptoms include:

  • chronic lateness and forgetfulness                                             
  • low self-esteem, depression and anxiety
  • employment problems
  • difficulty controlling anger
  • impulsiveness
  • substance abuse or addiction
  • poor organization skills
  • procrastination
  • low frustration tolerance
  • chronic boredom
  • difficulty concentrating when reading
  • mood swings and anxiety
  • relationship problems