PVD Psychological Associates offers comprehensive psychological and clinical diagnostic testing and assessment for youth (ages 6-18) and adults (ages 19 & up).
Psychological testing refers to the comprehensive evaluation of an individual’s functioning in the areas of cognition, learning, memory, behavior, social skills, mood and anxiety. Results from a psychological evaluation can provide detailed information about an individual’s cognitive functioning and academic skills, including strengths and weaknesses. Additionally, it can help to provide clinical information to assist in making an accurate diagnosis and facilitate treatment planning and recommendations. The following areas may be assessed:
- Emotional, Behavioral, and Personality Functioning
- Learning & Memory
- Language & Communication
- Attention & Concentration
- Processing Speed
- Planning & Organizing
- Visual Perception
Comprehensive psychological testing and assessment can take several hours to complete. We will tailor the evaluation to meet your (or your child’s) needs and to answer any referral concerns. Time can vary depending on what information is being sought.
During the assessment process, you will participate in a clinical interview, where you be asked to provide information about your background and history, including medical, psychological, educational, and social history. If you are seeking psychological testing for your child, you and your child will participate in the interview process. We may also contact your child’s school to gather information and data about their learning, behavior, and presentation at school.
You and/or you child will be asked to answer questions, fill out questionnaires and/or rating scales, and solve problems and complete various tasks, depending on the objective of the evaluation. Results will be interpreted and shared through an evaluation report (typically 2-4 weeks after the assessment process is complete). The report will also offer recommendations for school and/or treatment planning.
During a follow-up feedback session, you will receive a copy of the report and review it with the psychologist conducting the testing.