Why is my child struggling at school? Why can my child not focus? Why does my child not have any friends? Is it possible that my child is gifted and also has a learning disability? Would my child benefit from certain accommodations in the class room?
These are some of the questions that can be answered with a comprehensive psychological assessment, conducted by a licensed clinical psychologist.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING? Children who have learning disabilities, are gifted or have ADHD may get into trouble in school and can be labeled as “disruptive”, “bad” or “lazy.” Psychological testing can provide a clear and accurate picture of your child’s strengths and challenges – academically, socially and emotionally. With these results, a detailed plan with specific recommendations, for both the school and home settings, can be provided. Understanding the underlying cause of their behaviors can make a significant change in a child’s life, both academically and emotionally.
WHAT TO EXPECT The testing process typically consists of several appointments. Initially, a detailed interview is conducted with the parents/caregivers. Based on the information provided, the psychologist will then determine which tests to administer and will schedule the first testing session. Depending on the presenting concerns, several testing sessions may be necessary. Information gathered may include paper-and-pencil testing in the office, parent and teacher questionnaires, and school observations as needed. At the end of the testing, a feedback meeting is scheduled to explain the results and to give detailed recommendations. A comprehensive written report is also provided.
At this time, we are able to provide the following services:
Assessment for Learning Disabilities and ADHD
Assessment for Giftedness/Gifted placement in school
Developmental Screening and Assessment, including assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Intelligence (IQ) testing
Assessment is available for children between 3 and 16 years of age. Testing is billed on an hourly rate and we accept only self-pay at this time. Please contact us for more information on our rates and on how your child may benefit from psychological testing.