Psychological evaluations can take many forms, but generally involve a clinical interview, observations, and testing to provide guidance to the individual, family, treatment providers and/or educators in meeting a specific concern or need. A frequent goal is diagnostic clarity to help guide treatment.
Psychoeducational testing can help identify features of a student that impact on their functioning in school, whether intellectual disability, giftedness, learning or processing disorders, or social and behavioral issues.
Neuropsychological evaluations assess symptoms of brain injury or any organic neurological issues in order to guide rehabilitation and treatment.
Other psychological evaluations can help with career guidance, matching an individual’s interests and abilities with a realistic vocational path.
From the interview and testing, a report is written that provides a background history, describes the tests administered, discusses the areas of strength and difficulty, and provides a diagnosis and recommendations for intervention. It is important to us to identify the strengths of each person we evaluate, as these strengths provide a cornerstone for recommendations.
Examples of Psychological Assessment Services Provided by our Group:
Hugh S. Smith, Ph.D. & Associates, P.C.
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