Assessment

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Dr. Grisham and Dr. O’Connell conduct comprehensive, psychological and educational testing for children, adolescents, and adults. Our evaluations are designed to delineate an individual’s strengths and weaknesses, provide accurate diagnoses, and to link assessment results to appropriate, research-based interventions/recommendations.

A comprehensive psychological evaluation typically consists of the following:

-An intake interview.
– Face-to-face testing sessions, usually lasting two to four hours each. Commonly used tests are standardized intelligence tests, academic tests, neuropsychological tests, and personality tests.
– A follow-up session providing a review of the evaluation results along with a discussion of possible diagnoses, interventions, recommendations, and referrals.
– And finally, a comprehensive written report that summarizes the psychologist’s findings.

Areas of assessment include (but are not limited to):

-ADHD (inattentive, hyperactive, and combined types)
-Autism Spectrum Disorders (Mild)
-Anxiety Disorders (i.e., generalized anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, etc….)
-Behavior Disorders (i.e., conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, etc…)
-Cognitive Delays
-Mood Disorders (depressive disorders, bipolar disorders, etc…)
-Giftedness
-Learning Disabilities (reading, writing, and math)

After the completion of an evaluation, some clients may require additional services/support (i.e., child advocacy, consultation, attendance at school/IEP meetings, classroom observations, etc…). Dr. Grisham and/or Dr. O’Connell will gladly assist in these areas. Contact them directly for more information about these services (including fees).