Psychological and psychoeducational evaluations are requested for a number of reasons. We can administer an evaluation to meet your needs. Our comprehensive evaluations provide diagnostic clarification and information about an individual’s behavioral, emotional, academic, and cognitive functioning. We are able to evaluate persons to identify:
- Early Childhood & Developmental Concerns
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Giftedness & Learning Disabilities (i.e., dyslexia, nonverbal, processing, etc.)
- Autism Spectrum Disorders (Autism, Asperger’s and PDD-NOS)
- Mood Disorders (Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar)
- Disruptive Behavior Problems.
- Personality Disorders
Please call our office to discuss you individual needs and learn more about our evaluation and testing services.
Every child learns differently and has a unique skillset which enables him or her to excel in certain subjects areas. Often times, the child’s teacher or pediatrician may recommend the child be “evaluated”. The evaluation process is needed in order to confirm or rule out a learning disability, ADD, ADHD, developmental delay or behavioral concerns/issues warranting interventions. Testing may also be recommended to determine a child’s level of performance so adequate school placement can be made and appropriate academic and therapeutic goals can be identified.
The Testing Process
Your child’s test battery will be customized to answer referral questions and will include several areas of functioning including: academic, cognitive, perceptual, communication, social, emotional and behavioral. The testing process takes approximately 4 to 8 hours , depending upon the specific tests being performed . The actual testing time needed will be scheduled in sessions ranging from 1 to 3 hours in duration. This will be based on the child’s age, attention span, and performance. Upon completion, the psychologist will prepare a detailed report and meet with the family to discuss the results, answer all questions and make specific recommendations to address the child’s weaknesses and/or diagnosis. Should a school review or IEP meeting be required, the psychologist will attend the meeting, if requested. WE CAN HELP! Contact us to schedule your CONSULTATION FOR TESTING at 954-925-3191 Our triage team at Cadenza Center will answer all questions you may have regarding the testing process and discuss the circumstances surrounding the referral for testing.