Testing & Evaluation
PsychBC uses psychological testing that is objective and standardized specifically for use with infants, preschoolers, school-age children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. We only use measures that are “valid and reliable” for the question at hand.
Psychological tests cover a wide-range of issues, including early childhood development, intelligence and academic achievement, personality, and cognition and memory. Some tests require a psychologist or psychometrist to administer face-to-face, while others are computerized or questionnaire-based. By better understanding individual patient issues, your PsychBC clinician can offer you the correct evidence-based psychosocial and psychopharmacological treatments.
We can also assist with:
Adult or Child Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder
Batteries of psychological tests, semi-structured interviews, review of educational records and collateral interviews are used to determine if ADHD is present. A treatment plan is developed, which may include:
- Trials of appropriate stimulant and non-stimulant medications
- Educational accommodation
- Workplace accommodation
- Occupational rehabilitation services
- Lifestyle coaching
- Group education and support
- Wellness services
Childhood Disorders and Learning Disabilities
Tests are used to assist in the diagnosis of a wide variety of childhood disorders, including: Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, child and adolescent depression, disruptive behavior, early autism, trauma, eating disorders and substance abuse. Parents and teachers routinely complete questionnaires. When necessary, children are also observed in the classroom setting, and conferences are conducted with both the parents and teachers. Batteries of tests are selected and are individualized for each child. Academic testing, along with the teacher report and review of educational records, are essential to evaluate a learning disability, either in an adult or child. While most learning disabilities are remediated at school, we are connected with various supplemental community resources that can augment the services provided at school.
Depression and Anxiety
Questionnaires and tests can be used to assist in determining the presence and severity of depression and anxiety.
Our geriatric services can use objective measures to determine if dementia is present and monitor response to treatment. Psychological testing can be helpful in addressing cognitive and emotional problems related to late-life depression.
Patients are responsible for fees for any testing materials.
For more information about Testing & Evaluation Services at PsychBC, please call the Intake Department at 216.831.6611.