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Neuropsychological Testing: This type of testing is a valuable tool in understanding how an individual thinks, learns and works with information. It is useful in understanding how best to educate each individual and how to accommodate for areas of  weakness that may impact academics, work and daily life (including social and emotional functioning). Areas assessed include:

  • Verbal & Nonverbal Reasoning
  • Visual-Spatial & Language Functioning
  • Working Memory & Learning
  • Processing Speed
  • Attention & Executive Functioning

This can aid in the accurate diagnosis of and monitoring of disorders such as:

  • ADHD
  • Nonverbal Learning Disability
  • Language Based Learning & Communication Disorders
  • Executive Dysfunction
  • Asperger’s Syndrome and PDD
  • Post-Concussive Syndrome

Academic Testing: This testing evaluates one's skills in areas such as reading, math and writing. It is helps to determine whether a child is functioning at grade level and if specific learning disabilities are present. Disorders assessed include:

  • Reading Disorder (often called Dyslexia)
  • Disorder of Written Expression
  • Math Disorder

Psychological Testing: This testing provides a detailed understanding of an individual's strengths, weakness, personality characteristics, coping skills, emotional style, interpersonal and social comfort, social skills and way of processing their experiences. It can help clarify and allow insight into possibly  troubling or problematic behaviors, feelings and psychiatric symptoms. It aids in the accurate diagnosis of a wide range of disorders including: 

  • Depression
  • Mood/Bipolar Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Psychotic/Thought Disorders
  • Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder

What can our services provide?

  • Accurate diagnoses
  • A better understanding of an individual’s needs and what supports will help allow optimal functioning
  • School, educational & treatment planning
  • Support in obtaining:
    • access to needed services
    • optimal school placements
    • academic and standardized testing accommodations
  • Detailed recommendations regarding  interventions across domains including learning, adaptive, vocational, social and emotional functioning
  • Parent guidance and behavior management recommendations