Testing for Children

Neuropsychological Assessment Center for Children in Walnut Creek, CA

We believe that early identification and intervention are key to helping children reach their full potential.

Our assessments focus on supporting children’s development and helping them succeed in school and beyond. By identifying areas of difficulty and strength, we can provide parents and teachers with the information they need to develop tailored interventions and accommodations to support their child’s success. Our assessments may also involve evaluating other areas such as memory, attention, and executive functioning, which can impact a child’s ability to learn and thrive.

Psychoeducational Evaluations (3 tiers – Basic, Extended, Comprehensive)

Psychoeducational evaluations for children are a type of comprehensive assessment that can help identify learning difficulties and other related concerns. These evaluations typically involve gathering information about a child’s academic and cognitive functioning, including their reading, writing, and math skills, as well as their ability to process information and solve problems.

The results of a psychoeducational evaluation can help identify specific areas of difficulty, such as dyslexia or dyscalculia, and inform the development of appropriate interventions and accommodations to support academic success. In addition to assessing academic functioning, psychoeducational evaluations may also assess other areas such as memory, attention, and executive functioning, which can impact a child’s ability to learn and succeed in school. Psychoeducational evaluations can be an important tool in identifying and addressing learning difficulties, and can help children receive the support and interventions they need to thrive academically and beyond.

Psychoeducational

Basic Evaluation

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This is a good option for children with no behavioral, mood, attentional, problem-solving, or memory concerns.

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Extended Evaluation

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This is our most common option and is a good fit for assessing for learning disabilities and ADHD while also giving you a clear understanding of your child’s learning style.

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Comprehensive Evaluation

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This is a good option for children with multiple concerns that want a wholistic picture of their child.

IQ Testing

IQ testing is a type of psychological assessment that measures an individual’s cognitive abilities and intellectual potential. These tests typically include a range of tasks and questions designed to assess a variety of cognitive skills, including verbal comprehension, spatial reasoning, memory, and processing speed. In some cases, IQ testing may be used as part of a school’s admission process or to identify “twice exceptional” students who demonstrate high intellectual potential along with a learning or developmental disability.

For school admission, IQ testing may be used to assess an individual’s academic potential and determine if they are a good fit for a particular school or program. In the case of twice exceptional identification, IQ testing may be used in conjunction with other assessments to identify students who demonstrate high intellectual potential but may also struggle with a learning disability or attention deficit disorder. By identifying these students, educators and parents can develop individualized plans to support their academic and personal growth, providing them with the tools and resources they need to thrive in school and beyond.

You will receive the results from IQ testing within 24 hours of the completion of your appointment.

ADHD Testing

ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that can impact a child’s ability to focus, regulate their behavior, and manage their emotions. ADHD evaluations for children are conducted by a licensed psychologist and involve gathering information about the child’s symptoms and functioning in various areas, including academic, social, and emotional domains. These evaluations include interviews with the child and their parents or caregivers, as well as standardized assessments. School observations may be added on depending on the child.

The results of an ADHD evaluation can help diagnose the disorder and inform the development of appropriate interventions and accommodations to support the child’s success in academic and social settings. ADHD evaluations can be an important step in helping children and their families understand their symptoms and develop strategies to manage them effectively.

ADHD testing includes cognitive testing, attention testing, learning and memory testing, and executive functioning testing. This is a good fit for a student without academic concerns.

Psychological Testing

Psychological testing only is for children who do not have a history of academic challenges but have had a recent change in mood or behavior. Testing typically involves assessing their cognitive, emotional, and behavioral functioning. These evaluations may be recommended for children who are experiencing social or emotional difficulties, such as anxiety, depression, or behavioral problems.

Psychology testing for children may involve a variety of assessments, including interviews with the child and their parents or caregivers, behavioral observations, and standardized assessments of cognitive and emotional functioning.

The results of these evaluations can provide valuable information about a child’s strengths and areas of need, and can inform the development of appropriate interventions to support their mental health and well-being. Psychology testing can be an important tool in identifying and addressing emotional and behavioral challenges and helping children and their families develop strategies to manage these difficulties effectively.