An assessment can help clients, parents, educators, and/or health professionals:
Understand how an individual learns best
Help match expectations to an individual’s specific strengths and weaknesses
Understand whether learning difficulties are contributing to behavior problems, anxiety, sadness, or low self-esteem
Understand why treatment following a prior evaluation by a professional has not helped
Formulate an individualized treatment plan that is effective and focused
Each assessment is individualized for each client’s unique needs. Assessments begin with a consultation so that we can gather the information needed to recommend a streamlined and individualized assessment. Once testing is completed, our team will meet with parents/clients to review findings and provide written, detailed recommendations so that you can immediately implement an individualized treatment plan. A detailed written report will follow with the data needed for documentation as well as explanations for parents/clients to understand assessment results.
Types of assessments
Learning disability assessments
A combination of intelligence testing and academic achievement testing is used to assess whether a learning disability in math, reading, writing, or handwriting is present.
A clinical interview, standardized questionnaires, intellectual testing, and executive function testing is used to assess for the presence of ADHD and to characterize an individual's unique neurocognitive profile.
Integrated neuropsychological assessments
Learning disabilities, ADHD, anxiety, and depression frequently co-occur, and an integrated evaluation will blend two or three of the above evaluations. Learning or attention problems can be a source of anxiety or low self-worth – identifying this is an essential first step of a comprehensive treatment plan.
These are required for admission to some private schools.
Individualized assessments of executive functioning, memory, processing speed, learning
Assessments of functioning associated with neurodevelopmental, neurological, cardiovascular, genetic disorders, or traumatic brain injuries (i.e., concussions)
Our clinicians are highly trained in developmental cognitive and affective neuropsychology, meaning we are skilled not only in recognizing attentional and learning difficulties throughout development, but also in distinguishing them from the commonly co-occurring feelings of stress, anxiety, and sadness. We are well-versed in the latest research and will incorporate this into your personalized treatment recommendations. We will also help advocate for needed services. All assessments are overseen by licensed psychologists.
concerns often addressed
through assessments include:
Difficulty organizing or communicating ideas effectively
Time management problems
Difficulty finishing tasks
Making impulsive decisions
In Children & teens:
Feeling overwhelmed by schoolwork
Taking a long time to complete homework
Difficulty concentrating on schoolwork
Anxiety about schoolwork
Difficulty expressing thoughts clearly in writing
Punctuation or capitalization errors
Slow, laborious reading
Difficulty grasping math concepts
Difficult-to-read, laborious handwriting
Prospective clients can set up a complimentary, 15 minute phone consultation at www.pacificanxietygroup.com/new. We will guide you through assessment process, answer any questions you may have, and schedule you for a consultation or IQ testing.