Psychological Evaluation (Testing) for ADHD, Learning Disabilities, and Other Conditions
One somewhat unique aspect to our group is the extent to which we can provide thorough and comprehensive psychological evaluations, particularly those involving psychological or neuropsychological testing. This has been a strength of our practice from its inception with our group members having amassed a great deal of expertise and experience in the assessment of many school related problems such as ADHD and Learning Disabilities.
Our group enjoys a strong reputation in the community in this area, receiving frequent requests to perform second opinion evaluations or to help resolve disputes regarding special education eligibility questions.
Initially, the patient or in the case of a child, the parents, meet with a psychologist to discuss their concerns. A detailed case history is taken. In many cases, specific questionnaires are completed. For school-age children, teacher rating on standardized behavioral questionnaires are obtained. When indicated, various assessment tools are utilized to gain a clearer understanding of an individual's personality characteristics or level of socio-emotional functionality.
When ADHD/ ADD, Learning Disabilities or specific cognitive problems arise, a comprehensive evaluation is conducted. This may include intelligence testing, memory, and selective neuropsychological measures of executive functioning. In most instances (particularly children), sessions will be conducted over a few days. We do not adhere to a "single battery" approach. Instead, tests are chosen based on the test's "sensitivity" to the problem at hand. Furthermore, each test must fit the developmental level of the child.
If you believe that you or your child might benefit from an evaluation, please call us at (734) 426-0032.