Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluations

Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluations

Psychological assessments are conducted for a variety of reasons, including diagnostic clarification, qualification for services, and treatment recommendations. The results can be of great value in accessing specialized services, qualifying for educational accommodations, clarifying the nature of emotional, social, behavioral or cognitive symptoms, and designing treatment interventions.

Psychological assessments usually consist of an interview, testing session(s), a feedback session to go over the results, and the preparation and distribution of a written report. Our cliniciansoffer individualized, comprehensive assessments and re-assessments for the following conditions: 

  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) 
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) 
  • Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia 
  • Intellectual Disability 
  • Giftedness 
  • Executive Function Skills 
  • Social Skills Deficits 
  • Behavior Regulation Problems 
  • Emotional Difficulties 

Reassessments

A psychological reassessment can be valuable in determining the amount of progress an individual is making through intervention and can help guide recommendations and treatment planning. Also, many children and adolescents diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability or related condition receive funding for treatment through public schools, insurance programs or a state waiver program.

Very often, these programs require the individual to receive a psychological reassessment several times during the course of treatment (for instance; every 6 months, yearly, every 3 years, etc.) 

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) reevaluations are conducted in accordance with insurance program requirements, and can be useful in assessing an individual’s progress and to help guide interventions. 

Appointments generally consist of the following: 

  • Interview 
  • Adaptive testing 
  • Questionnaires 
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule- Second Edition (ADOS-2) 
  • Administration of a cognitive assessment (as needed) 
  • Written report