Psychodiagnostic testing is used to help diagnose and clarify concerns regarding behavior, personality traits, mood, emotional functioning, and cognitive processes.
Psycho-educational assessments help to diagnose and document information-processing dysfunctions found with learning disabilities and ADHD that significantly negatively impact academic achievement.
Personality assessment can help to understand an individual's frame of mind and behavioral tendencies. Personality assessment can also help to discern factors that influence the way in which an individuals conduct themselves, their response styles, and their behavioral patterns.
Intelligence testing is used to evaluate an individual's overall cognitive abilities in areas such as verbal reasoning, spatial reasoning, problem solving, working memory, and processing speed.
Each assessment is unique and based on the referral questions; however, the typical assessment evaluates:
- General intellect
- Higher-level cognitive function (i.e., executive function), such as problem-solving abilities
- Language abilities
- Spatial reasoning
- Attention and concentration
- Motor and sensory abilities
- Mood and personality
What's the Process?
- To request an intake appointment, please open our online form and complete the required information.
- The assessment process begins with a phone intake, where a staff member from The UNLV PRACTICE’s Psychological Assessment and Testing Clinic will ask you about the reason you are seeking an assessment. The staff member will also collect basic demographic and contact information at this time.
- If the clinic can meet your needs, then the staff member will email you some forms and questionnaires to help us learn more about you. You will need to return the packet of completed forms to the clinic by email. You may also drop off hard copies of the completed forms to the UNLV PRACTICE front desk. Located at CEB 226, 4505 S Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154.
- Once the packet is received, you or your child will either be assigned to a student clinician or placed on the waitlist. Staff can discuss your assignment or waitlist status at any time during the intake process.
- Once assigned to a student clinician, you will be contacted to schedule testing appointments.
- The assessment process can range from three to five visits, depending on factors such as the complexity of the referral question, the amount of testing required, and your availability. Each visits ranges from two to four hours. Occasionally testing can be completed in one six to eight hour day.
- After testing is completed a feedback session is provided to discuss the results and recommendations with you. You will also be provided a written report that summarizes the entire assessment, including tests administered, test findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
Thinkability Grant Information
Through the generous support of Consolidated Students of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (CSUN), Thinkability Grants are available to undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need. These funds cover the cost of certain services at the PATC clinic. Please speak with the PATC Graduate Assistant for more information.