The Center for Psychological Wellness provides evaluation and assessment services to help individuals, families, schools, and other health care providers understand the factors contributing to an individual’s struggles at home, work, and/or school.
An evaluation may be recommended at the time of your initial office visit and aims to inform the best treatment planning options. When evaluating an individual’s current functioning, numerous areas of development are being assessed to determine if a diagnosis is appropriate. These areas of development may include a comprehensive investigation of the individual’s cognitive abilities, learning, memory, and social-emotional functioning. The evaluation process may take several hours to administer and can include the multi-rater/multi-environmental perspective of those closest to the patient being evaluated. Utilizing this approach helps to coordinate care with the individual, family, and/or other professionals involved in the resulting treatment plan.
One or more of the following evaluations may be suggested:
Psychological evaluations assess social and emotional functioning when disruptions of affective or behavioral dysregulation are present. Psychological evaluations can determine whether the current symptoms or behaviors are the result of a chronic and persistent mental health issue or a response to an acute stressor.
Neuropsychological evaluations are used to measure a person’s areas of strengths and limitations and provide insight into the following:
Intelligence / Cognitive Skills
Learning and Memory
Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
Planning, Organization, and Judgment
Educational evaluations assess an individual’s learning style and the possible need for special education and related services. It’s the first step in developing an educational program that will help the individual learn.