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Neuropsychological, Academic & Psychological Testing Services

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Neuropsychological 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 based on his or her strengths and how to develop interventions and supports aimed at accommodating for and overcoming areas of weakness that may impact academics, work and daily life (including social and emotional functioning).  It is also helpful in allowing parents and educators to better understand each child's needs and for older children, adolescents and adults to become more self-aware and able to maximize their potential. Areas assessed include: verbal functioning, perceptual reasoning, working memory, processing speed, abstraction, attention, learning and other executive functions such as organization, planning, problem solving and cognitive flexibility. Neuropsychological testing can also aid in the accurate diagnosis 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

Academic testing is aimed at evaluating one's skills in a variety of areas such as reading, math and writing. It is useful in determining whether a child is functioning at grade level and if specific learning disabilities may be impacting their ability to learn. Neuropsychological testing can also aid in the accurate diagnosis of disorders such as:
  • Reading Disorder (often called Dyslexia)
  • Disorder of Written Expression
  • Math Disorder
Psychological Testing

By utilizing a variety of methods, including questionnaires, clinical interviews, observations and projective techniques, the psychologist is able to assess each individual's social, emotional and psychological functioning. A detailed understanding of an individual's strengths, weakness, personality characteristics, coping skills, emotional style, interpersonal and social comfort and relatedness and way of processing their experiences can be achieved. In addition, this type of testing often helps 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
Even more importantly than the specific diagnosis, a detailed description and narrative based on the results helps increase parents', treaters' and educators' understanding of the needs of each individual. This type of testing is extremely helpful in creating treatment plans, making recommendations and in guiding parenting and teaching supports.