Assessments & Testing
Psycho-Educational & Behavioral Assessment & B &
• Gifted student placement
• Disruptive Behavior (Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder)
• Pervasive development delay/disorders (PDD)
• Post traumatic stress disorders (children and adults)
• Mood Disorders (Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Depression, Bipolar Disorder)
• Adjustment reactions to events (such as divorce or loss)
Option 2: A La Carte
Option 1: Full Comprehensive Evaluation
There are various reasons why parents and schools request an evaluation. Therefore, it is crucial to clarify the presenting issue, the purpose of the assessment and the goal, in order to decide what testing should be done and what should be included in the report. Initially, an intake is done to get the historical context leading up to the present, which includes the developmental, medical, behavioral, emotional, and social background.
Parent interview & Intake
Review relevant records and parent completed questionnaires
Collect, score, and interpret developmentally normed psychometric testing that may be completed by parents, child and/or teachers
(e.g., Achenbach, Connors, Woodcock Johnson)
Administer psychological tests as needed to make appropriate differential diagnosis.
Tests often include Children’s Depression Inventory, Revised Children’s Manifest Anxiety Scale, various ADHD measures, Rorschach Inkblot Technique, projective tests, etc.
The psychologist reviews all the data collected and prepares a report.
The report includes a diagnostic impression and comprehensive recommendations.
Recommendations may include:
• Specific types of psychotherapy
• Home based interventions
• School based interventions
• Further more specialized evaluation
The psychologist provides 45-60 minutes of feedback and consultation to the parents. A copy of the report is typically available within one week after the feedback is given. Additional consultation may be requested if necessary.
Step 1: Parent (if client is under 18)/Client Interview & Intake
Step 2: Review relevant records and patient completed questionnaires
Step 3: Administer specific tests to help understand presenting problem.
Step 4: The psychologist reviews all the data collected and prepares a summerized report. The report includes a diagnostic impression and recommendations for further testing if necessary.
The psychologist provides 30 minutes of feedback and consultation to the parents. A copy of the report is typically available within one week after the feedback is given. Additional consultation may be requested if necessary.