2078 Teron Trace #326, Dacula, GA 30019 | (678) 205-0838

Psychological/Psycho-Educational Testing and Evaluations

PsychologicalTesting_2Psychological testing/assessment is a way to quickly determine the nature and extent of problems, help clarify diagnoses, determine abilities and limitations, and help make decisions about coping abilities. A thorough psychological assessment can also provide information needed to help develop an effective therapeutic treatment program or intervention plan.

Types of Evaluations Conducted

A Psycho-educational Evaluation is conducted to determine how a student learns, a student’s learning potential, and strengths and weaknesses in a student’s learning style. Most often they are conducted for students who are struggling in school to identify and diagnose Learning Disabilities ((Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Processing Disorders), and other challenges to learning such as ADHD, as well as to identify students who qualify for Gifted Programs.

In such situations, the information obtained from the evaluation is used to help make recommendations about teaching strategies, remediation, accommodations and compensatory strategies to help the student within the academic environment. The results of the evaluation may also be used to help determine if an individual is eligible for receiving special accommodations during standardized testing, including the SAT, ACT, LSAT, GRE, MCAT, and Advanced Placement (AP) exams.

Diagnostic Evaluations: Evaluations conducted to help clarify a diagnosis so the most effective treatment or intervention may be implemented.

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Developmental Delays
  • Personality Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders

Immigration Evaluations:  Diagnostic evaluations conducted when an immigrant is seeking a waiver for citizenship for mental health reasons (e.g., PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Parental Issues, Learning Disabilities and Cognitive Impairments),  as well as in cases of political asylum, extreme hardship, or spousal abuse cases when psychological factors may be significant.

Parental Fitness Evaluations: Evaluation conducted to help parents attempting to reunify with their children or individuals seeking to adopt support their ability to appropriately parent.

Mental Health Medical Clearance Evaluations:  Evaluations to determine mental health appropriateness and readiness for a variety of surgical and/or medical procedures (e.g., Bariatric Surgery, Stimulus Implant).

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Pain Management Surgeries (e.g., Spinal Cord Stimulator)
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Infertility Treatments

Each of our evaluations is tailored to provide the specific information needed as  determined by the reason for the assessment. Many factors are taken into consideration when deciding what types of tests will be administered.  These factors will determine the time required for the evaluation, as well as the cost of the evaluation.

PsychologicalTesting_1Evaluation Process

  1. During the Initial or Intake session we will meet with the client or guardian/parent to gain a better understanding of the nature of the concerns, obtain further information about the child’s academic, medical and developmental history, and learn about any social, emotional, or behavioral concerns.
  2. The second or Testing session are typically scheduled over the course of one or two meetings. Individuals may have the option of completing the testing in one full day. Generally, testing takes approximately 3-5 contact hours. However, depending on the nature of the problem, the individual’s attention, work pace, and number of breaks needed during the testing session(s), additional time and may be needed.
  3. Test scoring and interpretation: The tests and questionnaires are scored, analyzed, and interpreted to determine the reasons for the clients difficulties and/or ensure the needed information is provided. When test are interpreted  the test scores, how scores were obtained, and behavior during testing are considered.
  4. The final or Feedback session is conducted after testing is completed to review the results of the testing. During the feedback session, a detailed written report is presented and reviewed. The clients strengths and weaknesses are discussed, and recommendations are tailored to address the clients specific difficulties.
2078 Teron Trace #326 | Phone: 678-205-0838
Dacula, GA 30019 | Fax: 678-318-3405
Contact us at: info@psychologygwinnett.com