Psychological & Neuropsychological Assessment

Walnut Creek, CA.

What are psychological and neuropsychological assessments?

Assessments are completed by a licensed psychologist or neuropsychologist who gathers information about an individual’s current abilities. Assessments include interviews, standardized testing, and completion of rating scales by the individual and one or more people who know them.

Clarifying strengths and differences optimizes recommendations and treatment planning.

Assessments can help identify the root causes of cognitive, emotional, or behavioral concerns and identify the best ways to support a person. Assessments can also be used to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment interventions over time.

Types of Assessments

Available for:

Psychoeducational Assessments

Early identification and intervention are key to helping individuals – children and adults alike – reach their full potential.

Our psychoeducational assessments aim to support development and success in academic settings and beyond. We provide parents, eachers, and individuals with the necessary information they need to tailor appropriate interventions and accommodations to support success. We evaluate academic achievement and identify learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, and ADHD in order to uncover strengths and differences and foster overall success.

Psychoeducational evaluations identify a person’s learning style and can pinpoint learning differences. These assessments look at academic and cognitive functioning, including reading, writing, math, information processing, and problem-solving. The results of this type of evaluation can uncover specific challenges like dyslexia or dyscalculia, which can open doors for appropriate interventions and support. They also assess memory, attention, and executive functioning, which are crucial to learning. Psychoeducational evaluations are vital for recognizing and addressing concerns in a child or adult’s learning abilities while also ensuring they are able to receive the help they need to succeed academically and in life. 

We offer psychoeducational assessments in 3 tiers:

Tier 1

Basic
Evaluation

$4,500

Best for those with no behavioral, mood, attentional, problem-solving, or memory concerns

Includes:

Tier 2

Extended Evaluation

$5,500

Our most common option assesses learning disabilities, ADHD, and learning style.

Includes:

Tier 3

Basic
Evaluation

$6,500

For persons with multiple concerns, this assessment creates a holistic picture of the child.

Includes:

IQ testing assesses cognitive abilities and potential. It covers skills like verbal comprehension, spatial reasoning, memory, and processing speed. Schools may use it for admissions and to identify “twice exceptional” students who are highly intelligent but may have learning differences. IQ testing helps to create personalized plans for academic and personal growth.

All IQ test results will be delivered within 48 hours of appointment completion.

ADHD, or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting focus, behavior, and emotions in both children and adults. Evaluations for ADHD involve a symptom assessment and analysis of executive functioning through interviews, cognitive and emotional standardized tests, medical history, and optional school or work observation. Results diagnose ADHD and guide appropriate interventions and accommodations.
Psychological testing is for children or adults who have had a recent change in mood or behavior without a history of academic challenges. It assesses cognitive, emotional, and behavioral functioning through interviews, behavioral observations, and standardized assessments. Results outline an individual’s strengths and areas where they are in need of support so they can receive proper interventions to boost their mental health. Psychological testing is crucial for tackling emotional and behavioral issues to help families manage them effectively.

Neuropsychological Assessments

Our licensed experts assess cognitive, emotional, and behavioral functioning and identify strengths and weaknesses in areas such as attention, memory, language, and executive functioning. They can also be used to diagnose mental health and learning disorders, developmental differences, or brain functioning following an injury (e.g., tumor, traumatic brain injury, stroke). More importantly, neuropsychological assessments aid in the development of personalized treatment plans.
For individuals with an interest in understanding their unique learning style, our assessments empower you to discover the mysteries of how you learn best. With insights gained from our evaluations, you’ll not only gain a deeper understanding of your learning differences, but you’ll also gain access to valuable tools and accommodations to enhance your academic and professional journey.
For individuals experiencing memory loss or confusion or are at risk for dementia, our assessments evaluate cognitive skills like memory, attention, language, and problem-solving. Results can help differentiate between normal aging and earlier signs of memory-related disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. They include research-backed recommendations to improve cognitive function and quality of life while helping individuals and their families effectively manage cognitive decline.

We also help with:

Evaluate for psychiatric disorders such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, and autism spectrum disorder.
Used for diagnostic clarification for mood & personality disorder.
Includes an abbreviated IQ exam plus testing for learning & memory, attention & executive functioning, and personality/mood.