What is Psychological Assessment?

Psychological assessment includes interviews, observations, and psychological testing to evaluate aspects of an individual's intellectual, emotional, and personality functioning.

The PSYCHTESTING123 process:

Kinds of Psychological Assessment:

  • Psychoeducational
  • Geriatric
  • Consultation to medical &
    mental health providers
  • General psychological
  • to identify and understand a student's learning profile (pattern of strengths and weaknesses), academic achievement, and cognitive potential to verify the presence of a learning disability and/or ADHD
  • to determine eligibility for special educational services including individualized learning plans and accommodations in and out of the classroom
  • to determine eligibility for accommodations on standardized tests including, for example, the SAT, ECT, GRE, GMAC, praxis, MCAT, LSAT
  • to provide documentation of disabilities to obtain accommodations in the workplace
  • for admissions testing for independent schools and gifted and talented placement
  • to support needs for special services at colleges and universities, under the 504 disability law, that may include accommodation such as extra time on testing, recorded lectures, access to notetakers for classes, preferential seating, etc.
  • to illuminate the scope of an elderly individual’s general functioning at a given point in time to determine competency & ability to function independently           
  • to establish baseline measures to identify changes in competence and functioning over time including, for example, changes in memory, comprehension, reasoning, judgment, speech, mood, and behavior 
  • to differentiate changes in functioning related to psychiatric issues including anxiety and depression and/or organic issues such as dementia                       
  • consultative evaluation for mental health professionals to assist with treatment planning
  • neuropsychological screening and assessment
  • assessment of clients who have suffered neurological insult(stroke, head injury, cardiac event, infection)
  • baseline evaluation and reevaluation of patients with chronic illness and/or receiving significant treatments e.g. chemotherapy, ECT
  • assessment of postpartum depression
  • psychological screening of clients seeking bariatric surgery and/or cosmetic procedures
  • TBI and PTSD evaluations of military personnel
  • comprehensive evaluation of cognitive ability and potential, academic achievement, social and personality functioning, and behavioral functioning, for children, adolescents, and adults
  • evaluation for adoption home studies
  • evaluation for individuals seeking treatment for sexual orientation and gender identity issues