Psychological, Educational and Neuropsychological Testing
A child can experience difficulties with school for many different reasons. To determine if
learning, attentional, verbal, social, and/or emotional problems are interfering with functioning,
diagnostic psychological evaluation may be very helpful. Psychological testing may hold the
key in determining why a child or teen is not finding success in the school setting.
will work with you, your child, and school personnel to obtain the answer. All evaluations
are individualized to meet your child’s specific needs. East End Psychological Services employs
state-of-the-art testing measures. Some of the cognitive/intelligence tests that we use include
the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children- Fourth Edition (WISC-IV) and the Wechsler Adult
Intelligence Scale - Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV).
Educational testing is available to assess academic
achievement levels including reading, writing, mathematical skills and comprehension abilities and to determine the presence of dyslexia, dysgraphia or dyscalculia. Specific learning disabilities can
go unnoticed for years unless properly identified. We
pinpoint learning problems that interfere with educational functioning.
We test for giftedness and provide documentation for Gifted and Talented Programs. Moreover, we have instruments to evaluate for
personality, social and emotional factors as well as basic daily living and adaptive skills (e.g., Vineland Scales).
We offer comprehensive testing for Autism Spectrum Disorders. The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule
(ADOS) is the most reliable instrument for diagnosing autism spectrum disorders and is at the
core of our diagnostic assessment.
We assess symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
in children, adolescents and adults. Clients are evaluated for executive skill functions such as attention span, self-control, working
memory and organizational abilities.
Neuropsychological testing is also available. We provide complete evaluation of neuropsychological
domains including attention, learning and memory skills, alertness, orientation, executive
functioning, visuospatial abilities, and sensory and motor skills.
Psychological evaluations for adults are routinely provided for government agencies (e.g.,
police department) to assist in the hiring and employment process. Evaluations for the judicial
system before trial or as part of the probation requirement are also conducted. Written reports
are available for school districts, courts or other requesting agencies when required.
If an individual has a disability or suspects a disability, we provide testing and documentation for those seeking accommodations for College Board tests (e.g., SAT). We will include in our report, the diagnosis, data regarding functional limitations that affect participation in these tests and statements regarding how and why the requested accommodations are appropriate. The criteria that we follow can be found at the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) section of the College Board website and general information is provided at www.collegeboard.com.