Psychological Testing

Psychological testing and psychoeducational evaluation

Our licensed psychologists offer psychological testing and psychoeducational testing and evaluation for children, adolescents, and adults.

We offer the following testing services:

  • Gifted Testing
  • Psychoeducational Testing (school-based)
  • Psychological Testing (not related to schooling)

The testing process typically consists of the following steps:

  • An initial consultation to determine if testing is right for you.

  • One or more longer meetings in which the client completes several tests and questionnaires either on their own or together with the psychologist.

  • Possible collaboration with external sources like teachers, etc.

  • The psychologist writes up an extensive report of the psychological testing findings.

  • The psychologist meets with the client to explain the results of psychological testing and recommendations moving forward.

  • Possible meetings with school personnel to discuss accommodations, IEPs, etc.

Pricing varies depending on the type of psychological testing needed.

What is Psychological Testing?

Psychological testing is a comprehensive process designed to assess various aspects of an individual's mental and emotional functioning. These assessments utilize standardized tasks, questionnaires, and procedures to gather information, providing valuable insights into different psychological domains. Here are some key areas that psychological testing assesses:

  • Cognitive Functioning: Psychological tests are often employed to evaluate cognitive abilities, including memory, attention, problem-solving skills, and language proficiency. These assessments help identify strengths and weaknesses in an individual's cognitive processing.
  • Emotional Well-being: Tests in this category aim to measure emotional functioning and mental health. They may assess mood, anxiety levels, and overall emotional well-being, aiding in the diagnosis and treatment of emotional disorders such as depression, anxiety disorders, and bipolar disorder.

Psychoeducational testing is a specialized form of assessment that evaluates various aspects of an individual's learning and educational performance. These assessments are particularly useful in identifying learning disabilities, cognitive strengths and weaknesses, and other factors that may impact academic success. Here are the key areas that psychoeducational testing assesses:

  • Cognitive Abilities: Psychoeducational assessments often include measures of cognitive functioning. This involves evaluating intellectual abilities such as reasoning, memory, attention, and problem-solving skills. Understanding cognitive strengths and weaknesses helps tailor educational strategies to an individual's unique profile.
  • Learning Styles: Psychoeducational testing assesses an individual's preferred learning style. This includes how a person processes information best—whether through visual, auditory, or kinesthetic means. Identifying learning preferences helps educators customize instructional approaches to enhance the learning experience.
  • Academic Achievement: These assessments measure an individual's academic skills in areas such as reading, writing, mathematics, and language. By comparing academic performance to age or grade norms, psychoeducational testing helps identify areas of strength and areas that may require additional support.
  • Learning Disabilities: One of the primary purposes of psychoeducational testing is to identify specific learning disabilities. This could include dyslexia, dyscalculia, or other conditions that may impact an individual's ability to acquire and use academic skills.
  • Attention and Executive Functioning: Psychoeducational assessments often include measures of attention and executive functioning skills. This is crucial in identifying conditions likeAttention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which can affect a person's ability to sustain attention, organize tasks, and manage time effectively.
  • Social and Emotional Functioning: Some psychoeducational assessments include components that evaluate an individual's social and emotional well-being. This can help identify emotional factors that may be affecting academic performance and inform strategies for providing appropriate support.
  • Behavioral Functioning: Assessments may examine behavioral aspects that impact learning, such as impulsivity, motivation, and study habits. This information can guide educators and parents in implementing effective behavioral interventions to support academic success.
  • Accommodation and Intervention Planning: Results from psychoeducational testing guide the development of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) or 504 plans. These documents outline specific accommodations and interventions to support the individual's learning needs in the educational setting.
  • Transition Planning: For older students, psychoeducational testing can contribute to transition planning for post-secondary education or employment. Understanding an individual's strengths and challenges assists in determining suitable vocational and educational pathways.
  • Parent and Teacher Collaboration: Psychoeducational testing results facilitate collaboration between parents, teachers, and other educational professionals. This shared understanding allows for a coordinated effort to create a supportive learning environment for the individual.

In summary, psychoeducational testing serves as a comprehensive tool for assessing various aspects of an individual's learning and academic functioning. The results guide educators, parents, and educational professionals in developing tailored interventions to support the individual's success in the educational setting.