Psychological testing is used to assist with diagnostic clarification and to guide with treatment. Underlying causes of behavior
challenges, academic difficulties, interpersonal conflicts, or emotional symptoms that are not always clear. Psychological
assessments help clarify the cause of a person’s difficulties, and may also help determine the best way to address these challenges.
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. classNameroom 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.
The process of psychological assessment is tailored to the specific needs of the client. Typical
tests that are administered may include the following