Services

School Concerns Cognitive Functioning Therapy/Counseling

Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychological and Neuropsychological Assessment (Testing)

Purpose

The purpose of psychological and neuropsychological assessment (testing) is to address specific areas of concern or difficulty. Assessment enables the clinician to provide the client with a thorough description of cognitive, academic, and social/emotional levels of functioning. One of the goals of assessment is to identify strengths and weaknesses in order to tailor interventions to the needs of the client.

 

Description

Psychological and neuropsychological assessments involve several steps. The client will meet with the psychologist for a clinical interview. The interview enables the client to describe the current problem and how it affects academics, work, relationships, or behavior. The interview also includes taking a complete developmental history.

A comprehensive neuropsychological assessment takes approximately 10-12 hours of face-to-face time with the average client. Appointments are scheduled in blocks of time that are flexible yet permit the greatest amount of testing with the fewest numbers of sessions.

A final appointment will be made during which the client will meet with the psychologist. At that appointment all test results will be discussed as well as recommendations for intervention/treatment. If referrals for additional, or outside, services are needed they will be provided at this time. The final report will be available at this time as well.

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Assessment and/or Treatment Is Offered For:

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

ADD/ADHD

Learning Differences

Developmental Delays

Conduct Disorder/Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Anxiety Disorders

Mood Disorders

Dementia / Memory Concerns

 

Tests Commonly Administered Cover the Following Areas (depending on the needs of the client):

Developmental Delays

School Readiness

Intelligence (IQ))

Academic Achievement

Attention and Concentration

Learning and Memory

Auditory Processing

Visual Processing

Sensory Processing

Visuospatial Functioning

Sensorimotor Functioning

Executive Function

Adaptive Functioning

Anxiety

Depression

Personality Style

Self-Esteem

 

Psychotherapy / Counseling

Psychotherapy is offered in a number of formats. Individual Psychotherapy is offered in which the client meets with the psychologist on a one-on-one basis for a period of several weeks or months in order to address specific areas of concern.

 

Parenting Therapy is offered in which the parent(s) meet with the psychologist in order to specifically address parenting styles, concerns, and issues.

Group Therapy may be offered for a specified number of sessions in order to address topics such as divorce recovery, grief recovery, behavioral concerns, and emotional distress.

 

Cognitive Rehabilitation

Cognitive rehabilitation may be offered following as assessment (if appropriate).

Cognitive rehabilitation is offered to assist the child in the development of specific strategies for maximizing strengths and minimizing weaknesses. Strategies may include: organization, memory, learning, self-monitoring, self-regulation, etc.

 

Parenting Classes

Parenting classes are offered to assist parents with some of the following concerns:

School Adjustment

Academic Performance

Behavioral Concerns

Self-Esteem Issues

Family Dynamics and Relationships

Parenting the Disabled Child