Neuropsychological and Psychoeducational Assessments
While neuropsychological and psychoeducational testing is not required to receive a diagnosis of ADHD or another learning disability, it is often required to receive accommodations such as extended time in school, or accommodations on standardized tests such as the SAT, MCAT, GRE, GMAT, or LSAT. Oftentimes, schools and standardized tests require “proof” of a disability that requires special accommodations. Neuropsychological and psychoeducational evaluations can be ways of validating you have “proof” that you need accommodations.
The ADHD.NYC testing center offers comprehensive and holistic testing to accurately assess ADHD and other learning or educational difficulties. Neuropsychological or psychoeducational testing begins with a clinical interview, in which the psychologist learns about the early childhood experiences and symptoms, as well as current challenges impacting you or your child’s daily life functioning. After the initial interview, you or your child will be given an assessment(s), which help determine deficits in distractibility, impulsivity, and focus. After the testing is completed, the psychologist will aid you in the appropriate next steps.
Psychoeducational evaluations are assessments used to analyze the mental processes underlying a child’s or adolescents’ educational performance. These evaluations focus on academic achievement, or general cognitive or intellectual abilities such as reading, writing, and math achievement. Psychoeducational assessments can be conducted by licensed clinical psychologists and school psychologists. At ADHD.NYC, we offer individual psychoeducational and neuropsychological assessments to ensure all of our clients receive excellent tailored time and attention.
Neuropsychological evaluations focus on learning and behavior in relation to an individual’s brain. This involves the use of standardized, norm-referenced tests as well as behavioral observations, and incorporates knowledge of brain development and functioning into the findings from the evaluation. Neuropsychological tests are specifically designed to measure functions linked to particular brain pathways and brain structures, and involves examining the roles of attention, memory, and other processes of executive functioning. These tests aim to determine which areas an individual finds to be difficult or challenging.
To book an appointment for neuropsychological or psychoeducational testing email firstname.lastname@example.org