If you or your child are struggling educationally or in life and attempts to improve the situation have not been effective, a neuropsychological or a psychological assessment could very well provide the answers you want.
A neuropsychological and psychological assessment is a means of gathering information from various sources such as observations, interviews, school/college records, and formal testing methods. The assessment is used to gain a comprehensive understanding of you or your child’s strengths and weaknesses and make an accurate diagnosis. Most importantly, a comprehensive neuropsychological or psychological assessment can provide effective recommendations to help you or your child overcome challenges and achieve goals.
To learn more about neuropsychological assessments and the difference between these and psychological assessments, click here.
The heart of our assessments is our recommendations, which are tailored to you or your child’s unique strengths and needs so that challenges can be overcome.
- Neuropsychological and psychological assessments can be used to gain access to proper educational placement, programming, and accommodations through:
- 504 services from elementary school through college
- Gifted and talented programs
- Special education
- For children and adolescents who are struggling at private schools, our assessments can provide specific, effective recommendations that teachers can implement.
- For individuals who meet diagnostic criteria for having a disability, our assessments can help gain access to extended time on standardized tests such as the SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, GMAT, and MCAT.
The ApaCenter offers the following assessments:
- Neuropsychological Assessments
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) Assessments
- Dyslexia & Learning Disabilities Assessments
- Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessments (including Asperger’s Syndrome)
- Giftedness Assessments
- Twice-Exceptional Assessments
- Independent Educational Evaluations
- Personality and Psychological Assessments
Unlike most practices, ApaCenter assessments are typically conducted by a Licensed Psychologist (which means he/she will have a Ph.D. as well). In most cases it will be the neuropsychologist or psychologist who completes all the testing, writes the full report, and personally provides a 1.5 hour feedback session. Also, a professional who specializes in your area of interest will conduct the assessment.
Most of our Licensed Psychologists at the ApaCenter are also Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSPs) and are experienced at working within schools and with school staff. So, we will be able to tailor our assessments to meet the specific needs of schools when eligibility for special education and/or 504 services is in question.
Unless otherwise noted, all ApaCenter assessments will include the following:
- Review of developmental, medical, behavioral, and family history
- A clinical interview
- Review of report cards, teacher information, results of school administered standardized tests (for students), and results of any previous psychological evaluations
- Individual testing in areas such as cognitive abilities, memory, attention, academic and language skills, and emotional/behavioral functioning
- A comprehensive report that includes answers to your specific questions, identification of strengths and weaknesses, diagnoses, educational/vocational implications, and recommendations
- A 1.5 hour feedback session with the professional who conducted the assessment to review the findings, recommendations, and answer any remaining questions
For information on how you will receive the assessment results and next steps please see our article,
What’s Next .
If you are interested in setting up an appointment for an assessment or would just like to find out more information, please contact us at (512) 891-1500. We are happy to help.