Psychological Assessment & Evaluation
Psychological testing & assessments are diagnostic tools that aid in the identification, diagnosis, and proper treatment of attentional, learning, and mental health related challenges. Assessment measures allow clinicians to provide specific treatment recommendations tailored to your individual needs.
Adult attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder evaluation
Do you have difficulty focusing on one task at a time? Find yourself easily distracted? Have difficulty meeting deadlines, with a tendency to procrastinate? Have trouble keeping your life organized? Find yourself acting without thinking? Struggle to develop plans to complete tasks? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you may have an undiagnosed attentional disorder. We offer diagnostic evaluations for adults, to assess for a possible attentional disorder, such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The evaluation assesses an individual’s memory, cognitive abilities, and executive functioning skills. The results of the evaluation can be used to obtain appropriate accommodations for college and standardized testing, such as the GRE, LSAT, etc.
Adult learning and accommodations evaluation
Have you struggled your whole life with certain aspects of school? Has reading, writing, or math, always been a source of difficulty? We offer learning and accommodations evaluations, designed to examine for the presence of a learning disability. These evaluations focus on assessing an individual’s intellectual (IQ) and academic skills, and offer some information regarding learning/memory, attention, and/or social-emotional factors. The results of the evaluation can be used to obtain appropriate accommodations for college and standardized testing, such as the GRE, LSAT, etc.
What is a psychological evaluation?
A psychological evaluation is way to form an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan for a mental health condition. Performed by a psychologist, evaluations allow qualified clinicians to gain understanding of oftentimes frustrating challenges that could negatively impact your school, work, home or social life.
Tests and assessments are the two main components used in an evaluation. The testing part of an evaluation includes standardized tests that measure an individual’s ability to learn and understand a variety concepts.
Common components of an assessment include:
- psychological tests
- surveys and tests
- observational data
- medical and school history
- medical evaluation
According to the American Psychological Association (APA), these evaluations assess your psychological functioning, including your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors to help determine the sort of treatment you may need — in short, the best way to move forward.
What can I expect from an evaluation?
To ensure that your needs are addressed, evaluations will be specifically tailored to you. Depending on the reason for testing, time to complete the testing can range from 90 minutes to over 4 hours.
Why should I get evaluated by an MPS psychologist?
MPS PLLC clinicians have completed many years of training in psychological assessment measures. They are specifically trained to administer assessments, tests, and accurately interpret results. Dr. Allison Godwin, the Director of the MPS Assessment Department has received intensive training and supervision on the most updated measures.
MPS provides quality evaluations in a timely manner and openly collaborate with schools, universities, physicians, and other personnel.