Purpose and types of testing

thoughtsWhich type of testing (psychological, psychoeducational, neuropsychological) do I need, and which tests will you use?
We base our assessment batteries on a flexible approach that is determined by the client’s presenting difficulties and abilities. The specific measures selected and areas examined during testing are determined by the reason for referral as well as the age and functional level of the individual being assessed. We will work with you to determine the type of evaluation that best meets your needs or the needs of your child.

What ages do you provide testing and assessments for?
As we have multiple clinicians with a breadth of experience and expertise, we are able to provide a broad range of assessment services for toddlers through adults.

What types of things can be examined during testing?
Areas that may be assessed include intelligence; academic achievement (e.g., reading, writing, mathematics); attention and concentration; language (e.g., expressive and receptive communication); executive functions (e.g. planning, problem solving); visual-spatial and sensory-motor functioning; memory; emotion (depression, anxiety, etc.); and adaptive functioning (e.g., social abilities, independent living skills).

When compared to normative data that is culturally appropriate (e.g., age, gender, education, primary language) these assessments allow for identification of a variety of neurological and psychological strengths and impairments.

Can you identify ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder); learning disabilities (e.g., reading/dyslexia, writing/dysgraphia, math); intellectual giftedness or impairment, communication disorders, motor disorders, and/or processing deficits with the testing you offer?
Yes. Our assessments include a battery of tests that examine cognitive abilities, academic achievement, and socio-emotional context in order to assess for a multitude of diagnoses.

Can you identify psychological disorders and emotional (e.g. anxiety, depression) with the testing you offer?
Yes. Depending on the needs of the individual, we offer both basic and in-depth examination of psychological and emotional distress.

Can you identify Autism Spectrum Disorders with the testing you offer?
Yes. We offer testing to examine for developmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorders. Our staff also has extensive experience working with and providing diagnostic services to high-functioning individuals on the spectrum.

Can this testing be used to qualify me for educational accommodations?
Yes. Our assessment batteries are comprehensive, allowing us to examine potential areas of academic difficulty. When applicable, we provide personal and academic recommendations (including educational accommodations) based on the data obtained during the assessment. Additionally, our reports meet guideline requirements for the College Board (e.g. SAT), graduate school (e.g. GRE, LSAT, MCAT) and professional licensure exams. 

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