Comprehensive Testing is recommended when you are trying to understand the whole person within the context of the home and school or work environment. When your concerns are more complicated, examining emotional, developmental, behavioral, and educational factors is essential to creating a plan for your solutions. Comprehensive testing is especially important to tease out how one issue might be affecting another (Is attention causing problems in reading? Why can’t I seem to focus on my job and my kids? Is my child failing because they are anxious? Is my teen depressed because they cannot read?). We strongly encourage comprehensive testing when there are complex issues impacting an individual across settings.
For this testing, we specialize in ADHD, learning disabilities, depression, anxiety, autism, and social concerns. Of note, due to the high volume of calls and increased complexity of cases, we are currently not completing assessments if any of the following issues are present:
- Suicidal Ideation
- Harm/aggression to self or others
- Substance abuse
- Delusional or psychotic thinking
- Eating Disorders
- Court ordered Testing
- Psychiatric hospitalization within past three months
Our testing clinic is geared to assess for the intersection of learning disabilities and mood/anxiety issues or identification of autism spectrum disorders. Of note, we only have a few psychologists who specialize in autism, so these appointments may be harder to schedule. We are experts in dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, and executive functioning challenges.
Our testing services are very individualized and each battery is tailored for the specific referral question(s). Only doctoral level (PhD or PsyD) clinical psychologists perform the testing (no students) and you will only be working with one clinician from intake, testing, to feedback. All of our testing is completed in person. We work hard at consulting with teachers, schools, therapists, and tutors in determining our analysis. We pride ourselves on having a quick turn around of the report and feedback from the completion of testing as we are focused on working with your particular family at that time.