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Testing/Assessment

Testing and Evaluations for Children & Adolescents

 

 

The clinical staff at GPA is uniquely trained to perform psychological and educational (psycho-educational) assessments to meet the individual needs of children and adolescents.  Psychological assessment provides critical information in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of cognitive, learning, attention, emotional, social and behavioral disorders.  Diagnostic categories that typically require psychological assessment include:

 

  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)

  • Dyslexia

  • Specific Learning Disabilities

  • Intellectually Gifted Placement (APEX/CLUE)

  • Processing Skills and Memory Skills

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • School Readiness

  • I.Q /Cognitive Abilities

  • Personality Disorders

  • Vocational Placement

  • Disability Assessment and Evaluations

  • Neuropsychological Assessment

  • Executive Functioning

 

What is included in an evaluation?
 

A psychological evaluation takes into consideration multiple factors that might be contributing to an individual’s overall pattern of strengths and weaknesses. The evaluation of a child & adolescent may include specific testing instruments to assess:

 

  • Cognitive abilities

  • Adaptive living skills

  • Academic achievement

  • Personality Profile

  • Emotional functioning

  • Language skills

  • Visual perception/Visual spatial skills

  • Attention / Concentration

  • Executive functioning

  • Memory skills

  • Learning styles

  • Sensory and motor functioning

  • Social  functioning

 

 

The clinician will typically complete a clinical interview with the child/adolescent and his or her parents.    Information may be gathered from the patient’s teachers, pediatrician/physician, or other relevant sources [with permission from the patient/parent of a minor]. This information will be used in conjunction with the clinical interview to determine the assessment battery that best meets the individual’s unique needs. Once the evaluation is completed, the clinician will review the results with the child/adolescent’s parents and develop a treatment plan that integrates the original goal for the assessment, test results and needs of the individual. The child/adolescent’s parents will receive an assessment report which includes the test results as well as recommendations for intervention.  This may include the need for academic modifications, tutoring, referrals for specific therapies (e.g., speech, language, or occupational therapy), recommendation for medication evaluation, and vocational consultation. Follow-up appointments with your clinician in order to evaluate responses to interventions modify interventions and address further needs is an important part of the treatment plan. Clinicians work closely with the patient’s physician (e.g., pediatrician, neurologist, family practice, internal medicine, or psychiatrist), school or workplace.

 

Testing and Evaluations for Adults

 

The clinical staff at GPA is uniquely trained to perform psychological and educational (psycho-educational) assessments to meet the individual needs of adult patients.  Psychological assessment provides critical information in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of cognitive, learning, attention, emotional, social and behavioral disorders.  Diagnostic categories that typically require psychological assessment include:

 

  • AD/HD

  • Dyslexia

  • Specific Learning Disabilities

  • Processing Skills and Memory Skills

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Developmental Disabilities

  • School Readiness

  • I.Q /Cognitive Abilities

  • Personality Disorders

  • Vocational Placement

  • Disability Assessment and Evaluations

  • Neuropsychological Assessment – Child, Adolescent & Adult

  • Executive Functioning

  • Substance use/abuse

 

What is included in an evaluation?
 

A psychological evaluation takes into consideration multiple factors that might be contributing to an individual’s overall pattern of strengths and weaknesses. The evaluation of an adult may include specific testing instruments to assess:

 

  • Cognitive abilities

  • Adaptive living skills

  • Academic achievement

  • Personality

  • Emotional functioning

  • Language

  • Visual perception/Visual spatial skills

  • Attention / Concentration

  • Executive functioning

  • Memory

  • Learning

  • Sensory and motor functioning

  • Social  functioning

  • Substance use/abuse

 

The clinician will typically complete a clinical interview with the adult patient. Information may be gathered from other relevant sources [with permission from the patient]. This information will be used in conjunction with the clinical interview to determine the assessment battery that best meets the individual’s unique needs. Once the evaluation is completed, the clinician will review the results with the adult patient and develop a treatment plan that integrates the original goal for the assessment, test results and needs of the individual. The adult patient will receive an assessment report which includes the test results as well as recommendations for intervention.  This may include the need for academic modifications, tutoring, referrals for specific therapies (e.g., speech, language, or occupational therapy), recommendation for medication evaluation, vocational consultation and work place accommodations. Follow-up appointments with your clinician in order to evaluate responses to interventions modify interventions and address further needs is an important part of the treatment plan. Clinicians work closely with the patient’s physician (e.g., neurologist, family practice, internal medicine, or psychiatrist), school or workplace.