Psychological evaluations are important for diagnosing mental and developmental difficulties in children and teenagers and helping you become aware of your child's strengths and weaknesses. Understanding your child's functioning will help you get him or her the right therapeutic services at home and at school. Clinicians at Thriving Child Center do in-depth psychological testing to answer the following questions:
- Does my child have an Autism Spectrum Disorder?
- Does my child have an attention problem, like Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?
- Does my child have a learning problem that is interfering with school?
- Is my child's intellectual functioning interfering with school?
- Is there a psychological or emotional reason that my child is showing these concerning behaviors?
Psychological testing can take 2-6 hours and may include:
- A detailed interview of parents/caregivers
- An interview with your child or teenager
- Questionnaires to be completed by parents/caregivers (and sometimes children)
- Questionnaires to be completed by teachers
- Completion of psychological testing measures by your child with the clinician
After the evaluation is done, the clinician reviews all of the information from the evaluation and writes a comprehensive psychological report that you can keep for your child's records and share with your child's school and doctors. The clinician will invite you back to go over the report and diagnosis, answer your questions, and help you develop a treatment plan.
Thriving Child Center offers evaluations in both English and Spanish, with diagnostic reports written in either language.