Psychological Evaluation

A Psychological Evaluation is performed by a licensed psychologist to assess a problem or clarify the cause of the cognitive, emotional, attentional or behavioral difficulty. The purpose is to understand a child, adolescent or adult’s personality characteristics to assist in diagnosis or treatment interventions. This type of evaluation consists of several components: Clarifying the presenting problem or reason for the referral, gathering information via clinical interview with client (child, parent, teacher, etc), and tests that measure moods, personality, intelligence or ability. The evaluator integrates information gained from interview and testing to create a clinical picture that can assist in diagnosis, treatment considerations and/or educational recommendations.