Psychological Testing and Evaluations

Psychological Testing and Evaluations

A psychological evaluation, sometimes called psychological testing, is an in-depth assessment of skills, abilities, and/or your current level of functioning. An evaluation may measure such areas as attention, problem-solving, memory, language, I.Q., visual-spatial skills, academic skills, and social-emotional functioning. The evaluation can provide information about you or your child to allow us to recommend the types of interventions or treatments that may be effective and appropriate to your needs.

There are many reasons someone might wish to have, or receive a referral for, a psychological evaluation:

  • Learning disorders and learning differences
  • Inattentiveness, hyperactivity, impulsivity
  • Executive-functioning weaknesses, such as difficulty planning and organizing
  • Processing-speed deficits
  • Language disorders or delays
  • Visual-spatial, visual-motor, fine motor deficits
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Depressed mood
  • Behavior difficulties in the home or at school
  • Deficits in learning and functioning secondary to neurological and/or birth conditions (e.g., seizure disorders, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, brain tumors, acquired or congenital hydrocephalus, premature birth)
  • Giftedness combined with difficulties in learning or other area
In addition to general psychological evaluations, we also offer neuropsychological evaluations that can help you or a loved one diagnose a neurocognitive disorder or better describe the level of functioning seen in a person with dementia, a brain injury or other brain-based issues.