Assessment & Evaluation
Psychological assessments offer invaluable information about what is necessary to allow you or child the chance to thrive. My approach to assessments is collaborative, as I aim to work together with you to address the questions you have about you or your child’s particular strengths and challenges. I find that a person cannot be understood independent from his or her environment, so part of the process is understanding the unique and varied intersections of personal qualities, family relationships, school or work settings, cultural beliefs and practices, and other factors. With an understanding of the whole picture, we can learn about how the environment needs to adapt to fit you or your child’s unique needs, in addition to understanding what personal changes can be put into practice to support success.
The different kinds of assessments that I offer include:
Neuropsychological Evaluation: A full-scope assessment that examines intelligence, memory, executive functioning, attention, academic skills, and social and emotional functioning. Ideal for diagnosing ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Intellectual Disabilities.
Psychoeducational Evaluation: Emphasizes intellectual functioning and academic skills, as well as other areas of functioning as warranted. Ideal for understanding learning challenges and needs, as well as formally diagnosing Learning Disabilities.
Intelligence Testing: Focuses specifically on measuring intelligence and identifying intellectual strengths and weaknesses.
Social-Emotional Evaluation: Focuses specifically on social and emotional functioning. Ideal for understanding personality traits and patterns that influence work, school, family and other social relationships. Also ideal for diagnosing mood disorders, personality disorders, and thought disorders, such as the early stages of schizophrenia and other forms of psychosis.
To learn more about psychological assessment and evaluation, you are encouraged to read through the following brochure published by the American Psychological Association: Understanding Psychological Testing and Assessment.