Neuropsychological assessmentrefers to the range of tests and measures that allow us to examine various brain-based functions such as attention, executive functioning, working memory and various other types of memory. These types of tests provide specific information about how we learn, acquire, assimilate and retain various types of information and sensory input. They are used to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD and LD (Learning Disabilities). Neuropsychological tests may also be helpful in diagnosing and clarifying other disorders such as Non-verbal Learning Disabilities (NLD) and Autistic Spectrum Disorders or other Developmental Disabilities.
Psychological assessment refers to the types of tests that we use to help identify strengths and areas for growth that affect one’s emotional, personal and functional development or adjustment. Personality tests help us understand an individual’s interpersonal style, basic personality traits and emotional functioning. In addition to clinical measures for things like depression, mood disorders or anxiety, these kinds of tests may also help identify defining general personality traits.. These personality factors relate to a wide variety of issues in one’s life including school or work performance, marital or family concerns and overall happiness. We feel that such information is necessary in order to understand not just how we learn and process information, but also who we are as individuals and how we interact with others.
What we do:
Here is the list some of the conditions or issues we help people identify, understand, and plan for help:
- Diagnostic clarification for emotional and behavioral problems for treatment purposes
- Intellectual/academic giftedness, along with the educational and emotional implications thereof
- Learning disabilities and other learning challenges, along with accommodations/services to facilitate success.
- Person-specific strengths and challenges associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders (ADHD).
- Processing speed disorders, nonverbal learning disorders, and other concerns that may be “invisible” to the casual observer.
- The unique psychological, neurodevelopmental, learning, and emotional issues associated with Autism-spectrum disorders.
- Complicated experiences of psychological trauma and its developmental impact.
- Complex situations in which a person may be affected by multiple emotional and/or neurodevelopmental conditions, and for whom treatment has become difficult to plan.
- Various developmental disabilities and the unique needs they create and assessments in which many of the preceding issues need to be considered.
What we don’t do:
There are some psychological assessment services we don’t provide. For example:
- We do not provide Custody Evaluations or related assessments for family-court proceedings. For such needs, we strongly recommend you consult with a psychologist who specializes in these evaluations.
- We don’t provide specific forensic evaluations, such as determining legal competency in criminal or delinquency cases.