Psychological testing provides an in-depth understanding of an individual’s strengths, abilities and areas in need of improvement. Depending on the reason for testing, your evaluation may provide insight into cognitive, academic, emotional, behavioral, neuropsychological, memory, and/or executive (e.g. attention, planning and organization) functioning.
Think of psychological testing as comparable to medical testing. When the source of a symptom is unclear, physicians order a series of tests, such as x-rays or blood tests, to understand what is causing the problem. The results of these tests clarify the diagnosis and enable physicians to develop a targeted treatment plan.
Similarly, a psychological evaluation will include a variety of tests and assessment tools to enable us to make a diagnosis and develop appropriate action plans or interventions. Evaluations for both children and adults are conducted by Danielle Rothman, Psy.D.