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:
A diagnostic interview to clarify the presenting problems, relevant history, and to discuss the evaluation procedures.
A review of records and completion of all required insurance authorizations.
Face-to-face testing – traditionally conducted over two or more sessions. Sessions range from one to two hours each.
Scoring of rating scales completed by parents, teachers or other observers and preparation of a comprehensive written report.
Follow-up session to discuss the results of the evaluation.
Consultation, as deemed appropriate, with referring clinician, schools or other relevant parties.
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.
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.