Psychoeducational and Neuropsychological Testing
These are tests that explore the deeper functioning of a person at any age. Typically, they are used in children and adolescents to: determine intelligence, academic strengths and weaknesses, diagnoses specific learning difficulties (Ex. dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia) and clarify psychological problems. In adults, they are used to determine psychological problems, personality disorders or cognitive decline. Using a clinical interview, application of psychological, academic or specific tests and scales; we seek to understand the cognitive, emotional and adaptive abilities of an individual. In this way, we can detect possible difficulties in the integral development of the patient. At the end of the sessions, you receive a final report that includes a diagnosis, prognosis, treatment plan and recommendations.
Some of the difficulties that are most frequently evaluated are:
When is a psychological or psychoeducational test warranted?
Generally, individuals are referred to evaluation by schools, businesses, physicians or family members who are worried about the persons functioning. There are many difficulties that can arise from emotional, cognitive or other causes; therefore, identifying the individual’s level of functioning in these areas helps elucidate the most likely cause and serves to guide future interventions.
Although there is a basic model for a full psychological evaluation, each evaluation performed is adapted to an individual’s needs; taking into consideration strengths and weaknesses. We use an ample gamut of psychometric and projective tests, questionnaires and scales to obtain a more complete overview of the individual and develop adequate treatment options.
An initial evaluation is necessary prior to starting testing. Duration is dependent on each situation and the number of tests required. Each session lasts approximately 50-60 minutes and usually require 4-6 sessions.