Psychological & Educational Evaluations

EvaluationsWe are a full-service testing facility with a team of educational, psychological, and forensic evaluation experts. We offer clinically comprehensive testing of the highest quality, with results and recommendations provided in clear and understandable language.

Each assessment is an opportunity for us to help an individual, child or family by finding strengths, any limitations, and unique needs, and providing helpful and practical recommendations for improvement and success. Recognizing the best evaluations are those that account for the uniqueness of each person being tested, we do not use a one-size-fits-all battery of tests. Whereas most evaluators own a fairly limited number of tests (and thus their test protocols all look alike), as a full-service facility committed to excellence in evaluation, we own a large variety of test instruments and add to it regularly. Thus our evaluation of you or your child is truly customized and will yield the most specific and useful information and results. Our turn-around time is also the absolute best in the area; we do not leave people waiting weeks for feedback when we recognize they are anxious to get their results. Read below for a brief overview of our full range of evaluations for all ages and situations: educational evaluations, psychological evaluations, substance abuse evaluations, neurological/executive functioning evaluations, eating disorder evaluations, bariatric surgery evaluations, adoption readiness evaluations, career assessments, and forensic evaluations. For an in-depth description of what is included in each evaluation, click to our Comprehensive Evaluation Services descriptions page.

EDUCATIONAL EVALUATIONS
 (for children, teens, college students and adults)

  • Kindergarten Readiness Testing/Early Entry to Kindergarten Evaluation
    To determine if your child meets criteria for early entry into kindergarten (click for in-depth information on kindergarten readiness to include determining if your child is ready for early entry to kindergarten, the process in NC for early entry to kindergarten to include links to NC school district guidelines, and tips for preparing your child for kindergarten readiness testing)
  • Learning Disability (LD) Testing
    To determine the presence of a Learning Disorder
  • AD/HD – ADD Testing
    To determine the presence of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (more info on symptoms)
  • Giftedness Testing
    To determine your child’s eligibility for gifted programs
  • Full Psychoeducational Testing
    Full academic testing (LD, AD/HD, IQ, and achievement), plus ruling out the influence of mental health conditions or situational stress
  • IQ Testing
    To determine overall academic strengths and weaknesses; also identifies giftedness and mental retardation
  • Achievement Testing
    To determine mastery of specific subjects
  • School Success Screening (click for full flier)
    A quick and affordable assessment to identify strengths, any red flags that need attention

AUTISM SPECTRUM EVALUATIONS

  • Testing to determine if your child has Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s, or any other Pervasive Developmental Disorder. Can also test for Asperger’s Disorder in adults.

PSYCHOLOGICAL & SUBSTANCE ABUSE EVALUATIONS FOR ADULTS AND COLLEGE STUDENTS

  • Testing to help understand your thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and  personality.
  • To aid in understanding of oneself and to help know how to best intervene to help change problematic thoughts, feelings, behaviors and personality patterns.
  • To assist with diagnostic clarification and treatment recommendations.
  • Adoption Readiness is a psychological evaluation typically required prior to adoption to determine couple or individual is psychologically healthy to make this important decision
  • Bariatric Evaluation is a psychological assessment typically required prior to surgery to determine person is psychologically healthy to make this important decision

PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATIONS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS

  • Testing to help understand what your child is thinking and feeling, and why he or she acts out; testing greatly aids decisions about effective treatment planning/intervention

PSYCHOLOGICAL & SUBSTANCE ABUSE EVALUATIONS FOR JUVENILE DELINQUENCY

  • To assist with diagnostic clarification and treatment recommendations
  • Can be used informally by parents to aid in their understanding of their child and to help them know how to best intervene to help the child
  • Can be used by probation officers, social workers, school counselors, etc. to aid in their understanding of the child and to help them know how to best intervene to help the child
  • Can be used in court to assist the judge with decisions regarding case disposition

NEUROLOGICAL EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING EVALUATIONS
(for children, teens, college students and adults)

  • To assist with diagnostic clarification and treatment recommendations. Executive functioning refers to higher order cognitive abilities. For many individuals who do not meet criteria for a learning disorder and/or AD/HD but still struggle with issues such as disorganization, forgetfulness, cognitive rigidity, etc., it is possible that he or she may have undiagnosed executive functioning deficits. Other areas covered by executive function testing include cognitive and behavioral inhibition and flexibility (the ability to shift, start and stop thoughts and behaviors), and emotional control and self monitoring (the ability to regulate one’s emotional, behavioral, and cognitive responses effectively).
  • Testing greatly aids decisions about effective treatment planning/intervention

EATING DISORDER EVALUATIONS
(all ages as age-appropriate)

  • Can be used to determine risk of developing an eating disorder
  • Provides full understanding of the problem, severity, and psychological and medical complications a person with disordered eating may be experiencing
  • Testing greatly aids decisions about effective treatment planning/intervention

CAREER ASSESSMENTS

ADULT AND JUVENILE FORENSIC EVALUATIONS: FAMILY, CIVIL, AND CRIMINAL COURT

CUSTODY & VISITATION EVALUATIONS