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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.

What can your testing results tell you?

  • checkmarkEstablish or clarify a diagnosis and assist in differential diagnosis.
  • checkmarkIdentify areas of academic or learning challenges
  • checkmarkEstablish a baseline and compare to changes as a result of therapeutic interventions.
  • checkmarkGenerate recommendations for treatment planning.
What is the process
for psychological
assessment ?

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.

What types of assessments are administered

The process of psychological assessment is tailored to the specific needs of the client. Typical
tests that are administered may include the following

  • checkmarkWechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V)
  • checkmarkWechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV)
  • checkmarkWoodcock-Johnson Psychoeducational Battery (Achievement)
  • checkmarkTest of Variable of Attention (TOVA)
  • checkmarkBehavioral Ratings/Checklists (self-reports, parent and teacher reports)
  • checkmarkDepression and Anxiety Inventories.
  • checkmarkDepending on the specific reason for referral, as well as the individual client’s needs, additional assessment measures may be administered.