What Kind of Evaluations do you Offer?

We offer a wide variety of evaluations to suite your needs. Rest assured ALL of our evaluations are comprehensive and thorough. Some of the evaluations we offer are: 

  • Neuro-Psychological Evaluations
  • Psychological Evaluations 
  • Pre and Post Surgical Evaluations
  • Independent Educational Evaluations 
  • Autism Evaluations
  • Parenting Capacity assessments (with Balanced Mediation Services) 
  • Custody Evaluations (with Balanced Mediation Services)

 


So, what Can Testing or Evaluations Do?

 Testing can be helpful for the following reasons:

  • To clarify mental health diagnoses
  • To assess memory, motivation, or learning concerns
  • To provide insight and understanding of strengths and weaknesses
  • To identify developmental delays
  •  To identifying cognitive impairments or concerns, and establishing baseline abilities
  • To assess level of focus and attention issues. 
  • To assess academic ability and rule out a learning disorder
  • To identifying autism spectrum disorders or other developmental concerns
  • To identify the impact of a neurological event (stroke, TBI, concussion, ect)
  • To identify other neurological concerns (Chiari Malformation, Cysts, lesions, ect)
  • To guide treatment plan goals and lead to referrals for appropriate services
  • To provide independent evaluations for educational purposes
  • To provide information for pre and post surgical visits. 



Neuro-Psychological Evaluations

(Well, that sounds intimidating doesn't it?!)


          Neuropsychological evaluations are useful for a variety of reasons.  This type of testing can help to Identify, define and characterize strengths, limitations, and intellectual skills. It can assist in figuring out the root of a problem (not cause) to assist in appropriate diagnosis and treatment.  It can also help to establish a baseline level  functioning if an individual will be undergoing surgery, or to track cognitive changes over time. It can assist with diagnosis and treatment planning including support for issues related to quality of life and daily functioning.  This type of evaluation can be helpful for  parents, family members, teachers, doctors, social workers, and mental health professionals who would like to know how all of the systems of the brain interact and how to best support a client/family member.  

 

Common reasons for Neuropsychological Assessment Include: 


  • Concerns regarding Attention, Memory, Motivation, ect.
  • Evaluations for early entrance into kindergarten
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder evaluations for children and adults
  • Developmental delay evaluations
  • Bariatric evaluations or pre-surgery required evaluations
  • Evaluations required for employment, such as a Police Officer
  • Evaluations for Aging Concerns (Dementia, Alzheimer) 
  • Stroke, Concussion, Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Learning Concerns
  • Fetal Alcohol or Chemical exposure in Utero
  • Birth Concerns


What to Expect

Psychological Evaluations

(Really?  That does not sound much better!)


      Psychological evaluations are a way of testing behavior, personality and capabilities. It can also provide information about an individual that is helpful for the others in that individual’s life to be aware of, such as parents, family members, teachers, doctors, social workers, and mental health professionals, so they are able to support and help that individual improve functioning.  Typically, requests for psychological evaluation are made to examine how mental health may be impacting life  and to make recommendations regarding psychological and/or psychiatric treatment (counseling and/or medication). 


Common reasons for Psychological Assessment Include:

  • Mental health and personality disorder evaluations clarifying diagnoses or identifying personality disorder traits to explore further
  • Mental health and personality disorder evaluations clarifying Axis I and Axis II diagnoses
  • Basic review for Learning Disability 
  • Intellectual Assessment 



What to Expect

Diagnostic Assessment

(This is the easiest of the bunch! Thanks!)


    A diagnostic assessment can be completed by a mental health provider and generally takes one to two hours., though there are exceptions to this. A diagnostic assessment can assist in documenting concerns in social and emotional functioning and is diagnostic in nature.