Psychological assessment begins with a formal clinical interview with the individual client. The interview includes questions regarding the client’s developmental history, recent life experiences, occupational/academic functioning, and family background. As indicated, reports from parents
and teachers may be included. Classroom observations may also be utilized to assess behavioral functioning and other environmental variables in the academic setting. Specific assessments of cognitive development, socioemotional well-being, and/or academic achievement are further administered. Following the assessment, a formal feedback session is provided to discuss results of the testing and further recommendations.