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Our psychologists have expertise in providing a number of different types of psychological assessment services, including those described below. Please contact our office if you are not sure what type of assessment you need or if you have any questions about our assessment services.
Any of the above described forms of assessment may be conducted for psycho-legal purposes. These assessments are often also refferred to as "Independent Medical Examinations". Psycho-legal assessments are usually booked by a third party, such as a lawyer, and the psychologist may be required to testify about the assessment in court as an expert witness. Please contact our office for further information.
A psycho-vocational assessment provides information regarding vocational areas that are likely to be a good fit (or not) for an person. The assessment includes evaluation of the person's vocational interests and aptitudes as well as his/her intellectual abilities, academic achievement, and personality status. The procedures of a psycho-vocational assessment typically include a vocational interview and psychological testing.
A psycho-educational assessment involves a comprehensive evaluation of a person's intellectual abilities and academic achievement. This type of assessment can be helpful in providing information about academic strengths and weaknesses, identifying learning disabilities/disorders and providing recommendations for strategies and/or accommodations to compensate for any learning difficulties that may be present. The procedures involved in a psycho-educational assessment typically include interviews, psychological testing, and, if available, a review of school records.
We are currently able to provide psycho-educational assessments to individuals of all ages (i.e., children, adolescents, and adults).
A neuropsychological assessment provides a comprehensive evaluation of a person's cognitive functioning in a number of areas such as memory, attention, language, and problem solving ability. This type of assessment may be performed for a variety of reasons including diagnosing neurocognitive disorders, providing information about the impact of an injury or illness of cognitive functioning, and providing treatment recommendations. The procedures of a neuropsychological assessment typically include interview(s) and detailed testing. Due to the comprehensive nature of a neuropsychological assessment, it may take a full day or more to complete.
A psychological assessment provides information about a person's personality and psychological health. A psychological assessment may be performed for a variety of reasons including diagnosing psychological disorders (e.g., depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder), providing information about the impact of psychological syptpoms on a person's life, and establishing treatment recommendations. Procedures typically include interview(s) and administration of psychological tests.