Psychological Testing

Joseph Peterson

Psychological Testing is an evaluation that may be useful to clarify or provide additional information to diagnoses. Psychological Testing may be sought for a number of reasons.

Testing services include:

  • Giftedness / IQ / Cognitive Ability
  • Psychoeducational Testing
  • Attention-Deficit Disorder / ADHD
  • Pervasive Development Disorders / Autism Spectrum
  • Social & Emotional Well-being
  • Personality Testing
  • Ability to Parent
  • Career Readiness/Fit

Giftedness testing, or IQ testing, consists of a test of cognitive ability such as the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fourth Edition (WISC-IV) or the Standford Binet Intelligence Test, Fifth Edition (SB-5). This type of testing may be used to determine if your child is eligible to receive advanced or gifted programing. Tests of cognitive ability reveal an individual’s specific learning strengths and weaknesses, which may be useful in creating a learning program.

Psychoeducational testing is often recommended when a child is struggling to keep up with academic demands, has been retained, or appears to have unusual difficulty with a specific subject. Psychoeducational testing is used to diagnose learning disabilities and provide recommendations for educational planning and special testing accommodations. Psychoeducational testing generally consists of a test of cognitive ability, an achievement test, and an evaluation of emotional and behavioral functioning.