Since no two clients are alike, I tailor all test batteries to you or your child. Assessments consist of a core battery and additional tests may be chosen, depending on your needs. Batteries contain all tests and documentation needed to apply for accommodations in public and private schools, colleges, and on standardized tests. I have extensive experience writing reports accepted by local schools, colleges, and standardized testing companies.
After one-on-one testing, you’ll receive a report with findings and detailed recommendations to use at home, school, or by professionals. I also review findings and answers questions during a detailed feedback session. As with the initial appointment, I generally have a quick turnaround time for the final report.
Although the prospect of testing is sometimes intimidating, my goal is to minimize the stress and anxiety associated with psychological evaluations. Unlike large, multi-clinician testing firms, I am only the person clients deal with during the testing process, from scheduling to testing to going over results—and I never use graduate students to administer, score, or interpret tests. As the sole clinician, I work especially well with clients who are anxious, easily frustrated, or overwhelmed by the process because I can take time to explain each step, tailor test sessions to address specific needs, and fully assess how to get the best results from an individual.
Psychoeducational and Developmental Testing
I offer psychoeducational testing to diagnose learning and developmental disabilities. If the assessment results in a diagnosis, I’ll provide detailed recommendations about what supports and accommodations would be helpful to you or your child to maximize strengths and the address weaknesses.
Testing is available to diagnose:
- Dyslexia and other reading disorders
- Language-based disorders
- Math disorders
- Disorders of written expression
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD or ADHD)
- Executive functioning deficits
- Processing disorders
- Developmental delays
- Intellectual disability
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
Cognitive testing is required by many area independent schools as part of the admissions process. I administer these tests, including:
- Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence, Fourth Edition (WPPSI-IV)
- Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fifth Edition (WISC-V)
- Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale for Early Childhood, Fifth Edition (Early SB-5)
Psychological and Emotional Testing
If you or your child are struggling with behavioral or emotional symptoms, psychological and emotional testing can be extremely helpful. Sometimes your therapist or your child’s therapist might request this sort of assessment to use in conjunction with their work. It also may help to determine a diagnosis or obtain services at school or work.
These evaluations are also designed to clarify:
- Symptoms and behaviors
- Personality traits
- Interpersonal strengths and weaknesses
- Coping skills
- Stress tolerance
- Information processing
- Self-image and self-esteem
- Problem-solving skills