Psychological, Neuropsychological and Psychoeducational Evaluations for Children and Adolescents
A comprehensive psychological evaluation is a process that utilizes a combination of norm referenced, standardized techniques, interviews, observations, developmental and family history, and psychological tests to assess an individual’s functioning in the areas of intellectual, academic, adaptive, and social-emotional-behavioral functioning. The evaluation is frequently used to aid in psychiatric and medical diagnosis and for purposes of educational classification. The results assist in understanding the individual’s current capabilities, strengths, and weaknesses, as well as assist in the development of appropriate interventions strategies and accommodations. Questions often answered by a good comprehensive psychological evaluation include does my child have a learning disability? Does my child have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? Does my child need accommodations in high stakes testing? Does my child need special assistance or specialized interventions in school?