Providing Evaluations & Assessments in Jacksonville, NC
Carolina Psychological Health Services provides comprehensive psychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults. Psychological testing is a comprehensive evaluation procedure that measures and identifies important information about an individual’s current level of functioning, such as by detecting underlying cognitive or learning issues, examining strengths and weaknesses, and/or identifying risk factors. Psychological testing can help maximize treatment success. In some cases, results can also assist in educational planning, including recommendations for Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs) for Special Education and 504 plans. Testing results typically include a written report of all findings, with explanations of the tests used and the results, a psychosocial history, a summary and diagnosis, and treatment recommendations.
Benefits of Psychological Testing
Psychological testing is a comprehensive evaluation procedure that measures and identifies important information about an individual’s current level of functioning, underlying cognitive or emotional issues, strengths and weaknesses, and identifies risk factors. Testing can help maximize success in treatment by helping understand the relationship between emotions, behaviors, thoughts, and personality. The benefits of psychological assessment are different for everyone but testing is often used for the following reasons:
- Provide diagnostic clarification and identify barriers to treatment
- Identify underlying problems, such as attention, executive function, learning, or memory
- Assess intellectual functioning
- Assess emotional functioning
- Identify strengths and weaknesses
- Provide an understanding of developmental and adaptive functioning
- Provide recommendations for treatment, goal planning, and additional resources
What to Expect After Psychological Testing
On the final session, the patient receives the results and interpretation of the testing, as well as recommendations for treatment and referrals, and given time to ask questions. Results include a written report of all findings, with explanations of the tests used and the results, a psychosocial history, a summary and diagnosis, and recommendations for treatment.