WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING?
Testing is often requested by schools, doctors, parents, or by yourself to answer a variety of psychological questions. What is an appropriate psychological diagnosis? How can we better understand the underlying mechanisms of a given behavior, academic, or psychological problem? Are learning difficulties best explained by ADHD, learning disabilities, or something else?
Overall, our primary goal is to help you better understand your strengths and weaknesses. We all have them!
WHAT IS THE TESTING PROCESS?
Typically testing will involve approximately three different sessions. Depending on scheduling and each unique case, we may combine sessions or adapt the schedule to best meet your needs. Assessments usually involve an in-depth interview(s), IQ and achievement testing, self-report measures, surveys completed by parents/teachers/significant others, and other testing measures that will help address your specific questions. Most evaluations also involve review of academic and relevant medical records. Psychological assessments are often very complex because common concerns (e.g., inattention, hyperactivity, anger, and defiance) can be caused by many things. The three sessions goes as follows:
Session 1: Clinical/Intake Interview
Session 2: Testing Day (Typically involves IQ/Achievement testing, among other assessments)
Session 3: Feedback Session (includes discussion about testing results, any relevant diagnoses, and recommendations)
HOW TO SETUP AN ASSESSMENT
Our psychological assessments often have to be scheduled out, given that they are in-depth and somewhat lengthy. Contact Timber Creek for current availability.