Psychological Testing Services

 

Testing Services for Children and Adolescents:

Clinical Psychologists commonly work with children and adolescents with ADHD, developmental or academic learning delays (i.e., dyslexia, mathematics, writing), and complicated social or emotional functioning problems. Psychological testing can be helpful in making a diagnosis and/or confirming a diagnosis. Knowing the diagnosis will help treatment providers, care-takers, family, and school systems understand how to treat and support a child or adolescent.

Clinical Psychologists provide a comprehensive evaluation of the child, including gathering information from the parents, teachers, day care providers, medical providers or other individuals who are familiar with the child. They then design an assessment that sheds light on how the child’s brain works, their strengths and weakness, their preferred learning style, and possible diagnostic conditions that exist. They typically work one-on-one with the child and administer game-like tests that assess the child’s verbal and nonverbal IQ, attention, memory, visual-spatial and language functioning as well as the child’s academic abilities and emotional functioning.

Feedback is provided to parents regarding the results of the testing and a comprehensive report is written. This report, which integrates information gathered from all sources in the evaluation, also includes specific recommendations based on the results of the testing that are designed to help the child achieve optimal functioning at home and at school. Further, with the parents’ permission, the results can be shared with the child’s school to help determine appropriate accommodations within the classroom that will maximize the child’s strengths and minimize their weaknesses.

Common types of testing that we offer for children and adolescents:

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Development Delays or Disabilities (e.g., social, emotional, achievement, intellectual, etc.)
  • Learning Disorders (i.e., dyslexia, mathematics, writing)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Psychodiagnosic (e.g., to clarify or confirm a diagnosis of other mental health disorders such as Depression, Anxiety Disorders, etc.)

Testing Services for Adults:

There are many reasons why a Clinical Psychologist might conduct psychological testing with an adult client. Many individuals may want to clarify whether or not they have ADHD. Others may want to know why they are having difficulty in school or at work. Sometimes it may be useful or necessary to clarify which mental health diagnosis best represents an individual’s problems. Or it may be useful to confirm an existing diagnosis.

Testing will include an initial interview to gather background information and start identifying which testing protocols would best suit the client’s needs. The client will then be scheduled for the chosen testing protocol which might include answering questions or completing tasks on a computer, completing puzzles with an interviewer, and/or filling out paper-and-pencil questionnaires. A feedback session will follow once the information has been analyzed, scored, and entered into a comprehensive testing report. The report will contain results of the testing along with recommendations for treatment.

Common Types of testing that we offer for Adults:

  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Learning Disorders (i.e., dyslexia, mathematics, writing)
  • Psychodiagnosic (e.g., to clarify or confirm a diagnosis of other mental health disorders such as Bipolar Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, etc.)
  • Chronic Pain Assessments
  • Bariatric Assessments
  • Memory Screening

How do I pay for testing?

Often times, psychological assessments/testing are covered by your health insurance.
We are able to verify your benefits prior to testing and provide
you with a quote that estimates your out of pocket costs.  
Please know that your insurance company's quote does not
guarantee payment, but it will provide you with an estimate of
your coverage.  If you have concerns about your health care
coverage, we ask that you contact your insurance company
directly to work out your concerns prior to setting an appointment
for testing services.  We also offer self-pay and payment options.

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, have questions
about our psychological testing services, or would like for us to verify
your health insurance coverage, please click here.



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