Psychological Assessment is a formal means of gathering information to
aid in diagnosis and treatment. A thorough assessment
involves clinical interviews to gather history and background
information, observations, and the administration of specific test
instruments. When the testing process is completed, the
assessment clinician will provide a written report, and will meet with
the parents to discuss the test results.
Why do we do Testing?
Assessment Services Provided
When a child is having emotional or behavioral difficulties that are
interfering with their ability to thrive, testing can help to get an
accurate picture of the child’s level of functioning, including
strengths as well as weaknesses. Certain problems, such as Autism
and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders, require formal testing to
make an accurate diagnosis, while others, such as anxiety and
depression, can be assessed through a fairly brief screening.
Often, schools may work with parents to initiate testing if they
suspect that a child may have a Learning Disability that is interfering
with the child’s ability to succeed in the classroom. Assessment
may also be requested by a parent in order to get a second opinion on a
diagnosis that they suspect may be outdated or inaccurate. In all
of these cases, the most important benefit of assessment is to get a
clear and accurate picture of the problem in order to aid in the
creation of a helpful, effective treatment plan.
FrontPoint offers a full range of Psychological Testing/Assessment Services,
Including the following: