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