Has your child been labeled with a variety of different diagnoses and you have no idea which one, if any, are correct? Are you having problems with life, work, relationships, or parenting?
If you answered YES to any of the questions above, you or your child may benefit from psychological testing, or a psychological evaluation.
What Questions Can Psychological Testing Answer?
- Why is my child struggling to read?
- Does my child have a Learning Disability (LD)?
- Does my child have Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?
- Is my child experiencing depression or anxiety?
- What are my child’s learning strengths and weaknesses?
- What is my child’s learning style?
- How does my child process and learn information?
- What is my child’s overall ability?
- Does my child’s ability fall in the Gifted range of intelligence?
- What kind of learning environment does my child need?
- Does he need tutoring or special education?
- Does my child have Autism or Asperger’s?
- Does my child have a behavior or conduct disorder?
- Is my baby, toddler, or preschooler developing appropriately?
- How do I know which problems to treat first or what a good treatment plan would be? My child has multiple issues including learning problems, emotional difficulties, family problems, and/or medical issues.
Why Should I Do Psychological Testing?
- Identify causes of problems with schoolwork.
- Discover a correct diagnosis.
- Differentiate one diagnosis from others (e.g. depression vs. anxiety) that may be similar.
- Get information about strengths and challenges.
- Make recommendations for school needs or effective therapy treatment planning.
- Determine eligibility for accommodations at school or on standardized tests (e.g., SAT, GRE, LSAT)
Get the Answers You Are Looking For
I carefully review records you provide, conduct thorough interviews to get background information, agree on a plan for testing and set a time/s to meet. After I get all of the information and finish the testing we agree on, I interpret the results and write a comprehensive psychological report. I try to highlight all of the strengths and provide ideas for how to build on those. I will provide information about appropriate diagnoses and how the concerns fit those diagnoses. The report will also include many specific and relevant recommendations to best support your child’s needs at home, school, and in the community. I will consider school eligibility categories and provide guidance about how to obtain the right school supports or treatments for your child. An outline of recommendations for treatment or medication management is given as needed.
After psychological testing and the report are done, we will schedule a session for you to come in and review all the results with me in person. I spend time with parents and individuals to be sure that all questions are answered and to provide support in understanding the results.
But is it Really Worth the Money?
Although psychological testing can seem costly (in terms of time and money), it is well worth the investment. You will understand yourself or your child better, clearly identify needs and challenges, and cut directly to the heart of the problem without wasting time and effort guessing. The right professionals can then help more efficiently and effectively.
Why Should I have My Evaluation Completed by You?
I have 10 years of experience doing psychological testing and obtained additional specialty training and experience in assessment after I received my degree. My evaluations are thorough and use gold standard assessment tools to get more information about all areas of concern. I provide value for your money, but never cut corners or sacrifice my integrity and training to save time. Your child also can be evaluated within weeks, rather than waiting months and months on a waiting list to be seen.
I administer the tests myself instead of using a psychological assistant. I feel this allows me more time to get to know the client and provides subtle clues about psychological and cognitive functioning that might be missed by a less experienced technician.
I am also experienced in in providing documentation that meets the stringent requirements for academic accommodations for standardized testing (such as SAT, LSAT, or GRE exams), private and public school settings, universities, and professional schools. I meet the professional qualifications these institutions require and am licensed as a clinical psychologist.
Contact me now to schedule the initial intake session and take steps toward getting answers TODAY.