Psychological and Psychoeducational Assessment
Common reasons for assessment include:
COMMON TYPES OF ASSESSMENT SERVICES REQUESTED
Comprehensive Psychoeducational Assessment
Comprehensive evaluation of cognitive, academic, and social/emotional/behavioral strengths and weaknesses to help determine presence of diagnoses that may be affecting functioning (i.e., developmental delays, learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and to inform treatment and intervention recommendations for providers, families, and schools. This type of evaluation involves clinical interviews to gather information about symptoms, developmental and medical history and other relevant information, rating scales by client and informants (parents, school), and paper-and-pencil and computerized tests assessed several domains, selected based on the needs of the client. After evaluation, results and recommendations are compiled into a report for your keeping and thorough feedback is provided, often to families and schools in the aid of academic and treatment planning.
Comprehensive evaluation of social/emotional and behavioral strengths and differences to help determine the presence of Autism spectrum differences. This type of evaluation involves clinical interviews to gather information about symptoms, developmental and medical history and other relevant information, rating scales by client and informants, and activity-based assessments. After evaluation, results and recommendations are compiled into a report for your keeping and thorough feedback is provided.
ADHD Tele-Evaluation Service
For some children and adolescents, a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation for ADHD can be completed virtually via tele-health services. This type of evaluation involves diagnostic clinical interview with the client, a comprehensive interview with parent(s)/guardian(s)/caregiver(s), and if appropriate, with school personnel or treatment providers (teacher, therapist, interventionist). The evaluation also includes a review of developmental and medical history, a review of medical and educational records, and completion of norm-based standardized rating scales by informants and self, if appropriate. In cases where there are additional concerns, such as learning disabilities, alternative and/or additional assessments may be recommended, such as psychoeducational assessment.
Consultation and Records Review (including review of any previous testing results)
This service involves review of prior testing completed elsewhere in order to provide additional feedback, answer questions, and make recommendations to assist families with determining next steps.
**We take a neurodiversity affirming approach to assessment, acknowledging that there are many different neurotypes when affirming a diagnosis.**