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Child & Adult Assessments

Cognitive testing primarily involves the use of pencil and paper tasks to assess a wide range of abilities, including attention, memory, problem-solving, language skills and intellectual functioning. It is the process of determining a patient’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses through qualitative (approach to tasks and observed behavior) and quantitative (standardized and scaled measures) approaches.

 

Child Assessments

ADHD/ADD Evaluation
This evaluation requires five hours of testing spread over two or more sessions to determine whether the child has diagnosable attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. The testing also typically includes an anonymous clinical classroom observation. Parents and teachers will additionally be asked to complete brief paper-and-pencil measures regarding the child’s functioning.
At the conclusion of the evaluation, a full-length report with scores, diagnoses and recommendations will be provided.

Learning Disability Evaluation
This seven-hour examination, spread out over two sessions, is used to diagnose reading disorders, dyslexia, dysgraphia, processing speed disorders, fluency disorders, math disorders and others. This evaluation includes a full-length written report.

Intelligence (IQ) Testing
The service includes two hours of testing, a written clinical report, and a feedback session. This testing is adequate for giftedness evaluations and some selective school admissions.

Adult Assessments

ADHD Evaluation
Adult ADHD evaluations consist of five hours of testing spread over two testing days to determine whether the adult has diagnosable attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. In addition, an individual familiar with the individual’s functioning (such as a spouse, significant other, or parent) will be asked to complete a brief questionnaire.

At the conclusion of the evaluation, a full-length report with scores, diagnoses and recommendations will be provided.

Pre-Surgical Assessment (Bariatric, Transplant, etc.)
Psychological assessments are provided for bariatric surgery, organ transplant, living organ donation, hematological stem cell transplantation (including bone marrow transplantation), and implantable spinal cord stimulators.
Assessments in all cases include a 90-minute interview and a substantial amount of paper-and-pencil assessment questionnaires.

At the conclusion of the evaluation, a full-length report will be submitted to the referring physician or insurance provider.

 

 

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