Understanding Psychological Assessments

Does your teenager have difficulty in school? The National Center for Learning Disabilities estimates one in five children in the U.S. has learning or attention issues. Here at MPS, we offer learning and accommodations evaluations, designed to examine for the presence of a learning disability. MPS provides assessments for A.D.H.D., learning disorders, IQ and academic functioning, and more. The results of the evaluation can be used to obtain appropriate accommodations for college and standardized testing, such as the GRE, LSAT, and more.

But which psychological assessments and evaluations are right for your child? That depends. Below is a list of common disabilities that may require psychological assessments or evaluations.

  • Dyslexia – difficulty with reading
  • Dysgraphia – difficulty with writing including handwriting, spelling, and typing
  • Dyscalculia – difficulty with mathematics (basic and abstract concepts)
  • Dyspraxia – difficulty with movement and coordination including fine and gross motor skills and motor planning; also known as developmental coordination disorder (DCD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (A.D.H.D.) – a common condition classified by hyperactivity and impulsivity as well as trouble with executive functioning and focusing

Learning disabilities can range in type and severity. Some people may have issues paying attention or sitting still while others can’t comprehend big or small numbers. Our evaluations are individualized to focus on assessing a person’s unique, comprehensive intellectual (IQ) and academic skills including learning/memory, attention/focus, cognitive abilities, executive functioning skills, and/or social-emotional factors.

To learn more about the psychological assessments and evaluations MPS offers, set up a free phone consultation or book an appointment online today.