Diagnostics & Testing
Psychological assessments consist of standardized tests designed to reliably measure and clarify aspects of an individual's cognitive processing, intellectual ability, achievement strengths and weaknesses, and emotional status. Additional assessments can determine personality functioning and assist in the overall diagnostic process. As a clinical psychologist, I perform assessments (see examples listed below) one on one, and then utilize the results to develop a treatment plan.
Achievement evaluations clarify academic strengths and weaknesses, and assess executive functioning and are an important part of learning disability testing.
The testing process concludes with a plan for treatment tailored to individual needs. Upon the completion of my evaluations, I provide specific educational and psychological recommendations which are helpful for students and their schools as well as courts in determining optimal custodial arrangements. I also provide descriptions and diagnoses for further treatment when appropriate.
Additionally, I am able to assist you in interpreting and understanding previous evaluation results that may still be unclear, with expanded analysis and applications of test findings.
Independent Achievement Evaluations
clarify academic strengths and weaknesses.
Intellectual Functioning Testing
measure intellectual ability (IQ), and a
person's overalll cognitive strength and weaknesses.
Learning Disabilities / Executive Function Disorder Testing
includes a combination of educational, intellectual, and neuropsychological testing to properly identify any existing learning disabilities.
Treatment Plan Strategies
All plans are individualized based on need, and may incorporate a combination of the strategies listed below.
Attention Deficit Disorder
Effective learning strategies, organization skills, memory techniques, and accommodations.
Academic plans and strategies to improve student learning; remedial help when necessary. Documentation to the school so they may provide such remedies as: extended time, mnemonic techniques, reading help, note taking, and other academic assistance.
Assessment results assist in decisions regarding grade placement, finding independent schools, school intervention, attendance at school PPT meetings and college selection.
Parental planning for children's needs and well-being, during the divorce process. This includes designing a schedule for the involvement of both parents in their children's lives.
Individual psychotherapy. and referrals to other professionals when needed.
Treatment for substance abuse, as well as a referral resource for various out-patient and in-patient options.
Learn effective strategies to overcome parenting challenges based on your child's emotional needs, stage of development and learning style. Includes co-parent strategies after a divorce.
Learn cognitive strategies to regulate behavior and increase focus.
Attention Deficit Evaluations
includes a thorough psychological assessment, performance history, input from family, schools, or workplace, in order to determine the presence of ADD or ADHD.
Personality Assessments and Diagnostics
helps with the diagnostic clarification and treatment recommendations for psychological disorders, as well as help with emotional well-being adjustment, and substance abuse recovery.
Custody and Family Evaluations
are composed of psychological tests and assessments in order to reveal key details about the child's developmental needs, coping ability and psychological well-being; as well as the parents' emotional functioning strengths, weaknesses and overall parenting abilities. Results are then used to make family court recommendations and set parenting schedules.