Comprehensive Psychological Assessment
We strive to provide comprehensive psychological testing and assessment services that are tailored to the needs of our clients. Whether for formal diagnosis or diagnostic clarity to aid in treatment, our goal is to meet the needs of our clients with empathy and care.
Common Conditions Assessed
What is ADHD?
ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that can impact a child’s development and functioning. Someone with ADHD can have difficulty with attention, impaired impulse control, or simply be overly active beyond what is age appropriate. According to the CDC, “ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of children”. However, it is common for children to display difficulty sustaining attention, controlling impulses, or not being overly active at different stages through expected developmental stages. While a child without ADHD will grow out of these behaviors a child with ADHD will not, thus impacting their development across social and academic functioning.
Correctly diagnosing ADHD can provide clarity for tailored treatment to the client as well as educational resources where appropriate. An assessment for ADHD is a critical part of the diagnostic process, and oftentimes required by school districts to allocate additional resources to a student.
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a disorder that impacts how an individual communicates, learns, behaves, and interacts with others. It is a neurological and developmental disorder that typically presents in early development, but at times may not be evident until late childhood or early adolescence. It is considered a spectrum due to the tremendous variation of how someone with ASD may present. On one end of the spectrum, symptoms may cause minor impairment, but otherwise the individual continues to progress through milestones, benefiting from additional resources and support. On the other end of the spectrum, symptoms may cause severe impairment, making independent living extremely difficult.
Diagnosing ASD requires a comprehensive evaluation by a licensed professional specifically trained in assessing for ASD. Comprehensive evaluations for ASD assess various levels of social communication, restricted and/or repetitive behaviors, sensory integration, and cognitive functioning to determine if an individual meets the diagnostic criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder.