Psychological Evaluations

Understanding cognitive, emotional and behavioral functioning

Plymouth Psych Group (PPG) offers psychological testing to all ages (6 to 100) to help with clarifying symptoms. Several mental health symptoms overlap in presentation and a thorough assessment gives a better understanding on what the primary disorder is, and what treatment options would be most appropriate.

This assessments is a process of information gathering about a person with the purpose of making a diagnosis for appropriate management of symptoms. The assessment is usually the first stage of a treatment process. The standard psychiatric history consists of biographical data (name, age, marital and family contact details, occupation, and first language), the presenting complaint (an account of the onset, nature and development of the individual’s current difficulties) and personal history (including birth complications, childhood development, parental care in childhood, educational and employment history, relationship and marital history, and criminal background).

Psychological testing encompasses many assessment measures and procedures that look at specific aspects of a person’s psychological makeup. Depending on the concerns presented, the assessor may use tools that determine IQ, test memory functionality, or examine personality traits. Each person is different, and the testing experience is tailored to the individual needs of the client.

Testing can provide clarification on the following disorders and many more; ADHD, developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral issues, Autism Spectrum Disorders, substance abuse, head injury, mental illness and personality disorders.

PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING OPTIONS

Measure
Reason
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-IV
Assess cognitive functioning to understand any processing or language issues contributing to functional problems
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-V
Assess cognitive functioning to understand any processing or language issues contributing to functional problems
Conners Continuous Performance Test-II
Assess cognitive and executive functioning
Woodcock-Johnson Tests Achievement-IV
Assess academic skills to determine if there are learning issues contributing to functional problems
Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-IV or Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory
Assess social and emotional function to plan for treatment needs
Behavior Assessment System for Children-3rd Addition
Assess social and emotional function to plan for treatment needs
Adaptive Behavior Assessment System-II
Assess functional skills including conceptual, social, and practical skills

 

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