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Assessment & Evaluations

PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL EVALUATIONS

Psychoeducational evaluations are conducted for students  who are having academic difficulties in school and are used to identify and diagnose learning disabilities. The evaluation is beneficial in providing information about strengths and weaknesses in an individual’s learning style. This information is then used for making recommendations for teaching and learning strategies that will be effective for a certain student.

Testing includes an assessment of the following:

1. Cognitive ability (i.e., IQ test)

2. Academic skills (e.g., reading, math, written language)

3. Cognitive processing (e.g., language, visual processing, reasoning, memory, motor or handwriting skills, speed of information processing, and attention)

4. Emotional and behavioral functioning.

 

GIFTED/IQ EVALUATIONS

Gifted evaluations are conducted to determine if a child is advanced intellectually and would benefit from receiving more intense/challenging education  in the school setting. This evaluation involves the  administration of a standardized test of intellectual functioning, an IQ test, such as the Wechsler Intelligence Test for Children-Fourth Edition (WISC-IV). In order to qualify for the Gifted Program, a child must score at or above the 98th percentile on an IQ test. This means that he or she scored better than 98 out of 100 children his or her age, which is equivalent to an IQ score of 130 or above. IQ tests can also provide information about an individual’s learning style and strengths and weaknesses in the way that he or she processes information.

 

EMOTIONAL EVALUATIONS

Emotional distress is often a part of life for many individuals. An emotional evaluation can provide valuable information about an individual’s current emotional adjustment and the underlying reasons for an individual’s emotional distress. These evaluations can help to provide recommendations for treatment of symptoms of many difficulties including, but not limited to, Anxiety, Panic, Depression, and PTSD. Tests may include the administration of standardized questionnaires, objective self-report measures, projective measures, and personality tests.

ADHD/BEHAVIORAL EVALUATIONS

ADHD/Behavioral evaluations are often used to determine whether a child’s attention difficulties and/or problem behaviors can be attributed to an Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or if they are symptomatic of another problem, such as oppositional behavior or depression. These evaluations provide information and recommendations for families on what strategies or treatment options will be beneficial in helping to manage the symptoms of these types of problems. Tests may include the administration of a standardized measure of cognitive ability, parent and teacher questionnaires, objective self-report measures, tests of attention, and personality tests.

 

LEGAL EVALUATIONS AND TREATMENT

Evaluations can be written for individuals involved in many different legal proceedings. These evaluations can be beneficial in determining disability, the impact of trauma, anxiety, depression, phobia, stress, or any other behavioral or emotional difficulties. These evaluations can also provide recommendations for treatment, which can be implemented by our licensed and well-experienced practitioners.

Treatment may include the following:

1. Counseling and/or Psychotherapy

2. Relaxation exercises via our Tranquility center

3. Hypnosis

4. Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing

Finally, our licensed practitioners can provide any support needed for individuals involved in legal proceedings, such as appearing for depositions or testifying in court. Furthermore, a sample report can be provided upon request.