"My 10-year-old son is going to be evaluated for learning disabilities. Should we give him his ADHD medication on the morning of the test?"
Larry Silver, M.D.
The purpose of the neuropsychological testing is to learn whether your son has learning disabilities or related cognitive problems. It is important that the results accurately reflect his abilities and disabilities, without reflecting any ADHD symptoms that might interfere with learning. For this reason, I’d advise you to give your son his regular dose of medication the morning of the test.