& compationate psychiatric care.
Whether you have concerns regarding your child’s performance in school, suspect ADHD, or have received a suggestion from a doctor or teacher to have your child undergo a psychoeducational evaluation, you probably have many questions regarding what it entails. Our office will guide you and your child through the entire process, providing a thorough assessment that may include review of school records, medical records, interviews with teachers and school counselors, and consultation with your child’s pediatrician or family doctor. Psychoeducational testing can also help college or graduate school students, who may be struggling academically, determine whether they have a specific learning disability or ADHD that may have gone undiagnosed in childhood.
Psychoeducational Testing provides information regarding:
- Your child’s specific learning style and academic strengths and weaknesses, poor school performance, or academic decline
- Behaviors such as inattention, poor organization, hyperactivity, low motivation, homework struggles, impulsivity, or low frustration tolerance
- Memory, reasoning, and problem-solving ability
- Motor skills, sensory-perceptual functioning, and visual- perceptual functioning
- IQ (as determined by various intelligence tests, such as the WISC-IV)
- Academic achievement (as determined by achievements tests, such as the WJ-III)
- Attention, concentration, and impulsivity (as determined by computerized performance tests, such as the T.O.V.A.)
Psychoeducational Testing can often assist with the following:
- Diagnosing Learning disabilities, such as Reading Disorder/Dyslexia, Disorder of Written Expression/Dysgraphia, Visual-Motor Integration Disorder, Nonverbal Learning Disability, Math Disorder and Auditory Processing Disorder.
- Diagnosing Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and or other executive functioning deficits
- Eligibility for an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan
- Admission into private schools
- Admission into Gifted and Talented (GT) or Accelerated Progress Program (APP)
- Accommodations for standardized tests such as the SAT, ACT, or GRE.