Testing and Assessment

Four Rivers Behavioral Health’s Testing and Assessment Center performs comprehensive psychological evaluations of cognitive functioning, academic achievement, development, personality, behavior, and executive functioning. We work with toddlers, children, adolescents and adults to assess problems related to the following:

  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Developmental Delays
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Co-occuring Disorders

What to Expect…

At Four Rivers Behavioral Health’s Testing and Assessment Center a psychological evaluation typically involves:

What is Psychological Testing?

Psychologists use tests and other assessment tools to measure and observe a client’s behavior to arrive at a diagnosis which will ultimately guide treatment.

Psychologists administer tests and assessments for a variety of reasons. For example, if a student is having trouble in school, it could be because of an attention problem such as AttentionDeficit/Hyperactivity Disorder? Or, perhaps the school problem could be because of a difficulty with impulse control?

Psychological testing is not a “onesize-fits-all” process. Psychologists choose a specific set of assessments and tests for each individual client. The Testing and assessment process will help ensure that any recommended treatment is tailored to a client’s specific needs.

Applied Behavior Analysis uses science and research-based practices to provide behavior change plans intended to improve an individual’s life.

Treatment is overseen and designed by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Our behavior analysts are professionals trained to provide applied behavioral supports by identifying how elements in the environment have contributed to behaviors of concern.

Behavior analysts work to learn why behaviors occur by analyzing interactions
the individual has with their environment.

After identifying why the behavior is occurring, an individualized plan is created to minimize the concerning behavior while simultaneously increasing more appropriate behaviors.

Who do we serve?

We work with individuals aged 2 – 18 who have been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

In most cases, insurance or medicaid is billed for these services.

What to expect

After deciding to seek Applied Behavior Analysis Services, our board certified analyst will conduct a functional behavior assessment to determine why the individual is engaging in certain behaviors.

This information will be used to create a personalized plan of evidenced based practices to decrease the behavior of concern and increase desired behaviors. Caregivers will then be trained to implement the plan in their daily living. It is our goal to provide families with the tools and supports to feel empowered in caring for and helping individuals live their best lives.

The Assessment Process

A functional behavior assessment is conducted using a specific process that begins with a records review. Interviews will be conducted with caregivers to identify the behavior of concern and events commonly surrounding the behavior.

Following the initial fact gathering efforts, a variety of assessments will be conducted to identify why the behavior is occurring, as well as to better understand the individual as a whole

Assessment Results

After the assessment is concluded, a detailed report will be provided to the family. The written report will be presented in conjunction with a discussion of the findings, providing an opportunity to ask questions and seek clarification for any part of the report.

In addition, an individualized treatment plan will be created and caregivers will be trained to implement the treatment plan.

All materials needed for treatment will be provided at the time of training. Follow up appointments are scheduled to ensure progress is being made and to address any concerns.

Schedule an Assessment!

To schedule an initial assessment and discuss what services would best meet your needs, contact Four Rivers Behavioral Health’s Testing and Assessment Center between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.