A Psychological Assessment is the process of discovery that uses a variety of strategies to uncover answers to questions you may have able your child. Assessments often include testing with your child and gathering information from family members and teachers. Most assessments will include a caregiver interview and 1 to 2 testing sessions with your child.
Common questions that may prompt an assessment include:
- Why is my child having trouble with school?
- Does my child have ADHD?
- Does my child have an autism spectrum disorder?
- How can I best help my child?
- Why is my child angry or sad so much of the time?
In addition to helping parents and professionals better understand your child, psychological assessments are used to diagnose ADHD, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, depression, anxiety, and other emotional and behavioral difficulties.
An assessment can also be useful for understanding the impact of trauma on your child or adolescent. As a trauma-informed care center, our assessment team is sensitive to the impact of trauma on a child’s ability to function. Our staff is well-equipped to consider how trauma may impact your child’s behavior, learning, emotional regulation, and development.
Upon completion of the assessment process, a feedback meeting with the parents is typically scheduled 2 to 3 weeks after the final assessment session. A comprehensive written report will document results and recommendations. Psychological assessment services are available in Spanish for bilingual or Spanish-speaking families.
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