Frequently Asked Questions
Who should get tested?
For children: You may want to consider having your child assessed if you or someone else has wondered if your child has some type of learning problem.
For adults: You may want to undergo an Adult Psychological Evaluation to help determine the presence of a Mental Illness or Personality Disorder, to assess functioning related to education, parenting, career, or legal issues.
What is a PsychoEducational Assessment?
The purpose of our psychoeducational evaluation is to determine your child’s learning profile by assessing ability level, cognitive processes, language functions, academic skills, and social-emotional adjustment. Information is gathered to provide recommendations to promote your child’s school success. This can be helpful for young children just starting school and college students struggling to keep up.
What testing instruments do you use?
A test battery is selected for each individual based on the reported problem areas, school situation, previous test data, etc. We utilize a variety of tests which allow us to do diverse, targeted, and in-depth testing.
What is included in the report?
A comprehensive report is sent to the client (or parents if subject is a minor), and can be sent to schools and professionals with written consent from the client. The report describes the tests given, the results, and recommendations which can include placement recommendations and support help needed, plus very specific remedial and compensatory recommendations.
Will you also provide consultation?
As a part of the evaluation, we are pleased to talk with you regarding questions about our results or recommendations. We can also talk with teachers or physicians by telephone, and participation in staffings and classroom observations with teacher consultation. There may be an hourly charge for any additional consultation.