Testing and Assessment

Assessment Evaluations

We provide assessment evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults of all ages. A wide variety of psychometrically sound measures are utilized. The entire assessment is expertly conducted only by our testing psychologists from the initial interview through the end of the assessment process when we review the results and offer recommendations during the feedback session.

Our testing psychologists have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. We take great care to create a supportive and inviting atmosphere so that you or your child may feel at ease during the assessment process.

We offer the following evaluations: Psychoeducational Evaluation, Neuropsychological Evaluation, Focused Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Evaluation, Psychological Evaluation, and Admissions Testing Evaluation.

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Psychoeducational Evaluation

Psychoeducational testing primarily assesses cognitive functioning and academic achievement in order to determine intellectual and academic strengths and weaknesses. Testing typically also includes an assessment of expressive and receptive language, memory, attention and executive functioning. Most clients seek psychoeducational testing to:

a) Gain more understanding about their learning style and ability level so that appropriate intervention and accommodations can be made with the goal of optimized learning and academic success.
b) Assess for learning disabilities in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics.

Neuropsychological Evaluation

Neuropsychological testing assesses cognitive functioning and abilities including reasoning and problem solving, expressive and receptive language, visual-spatial processing, processing speed, working memory and longer-term memory, attention, and other executive functioning including capacity for planning and organizing. Most clients seek neuropsychological testing to:

a) Assess for cognitive decline, memory loss, or other deteriorating mental function.
b) Gain a more comprehensive understanding of intellectual strengths and weaknesses.

Psychological Evaluation

The Bethesda Group offers emotional and personality evaluation services for children, adolescents and adults. Most clients seek psychological testing to:

a) Reveal underlying emotional and personality patterns that may be interfering with a client’s ability to function effectively in one or more environments.
b) Clarify a complicated diagnostic picture and/or treatment plan for a client and the client’s treatment team, especially when the client and/or treatment team feels stuck despite consistent therapeutic intervention.

Focused ADHD Evaluation

The focused ADHD evaluation assesses cognitive functioning, symptoms of ADHD, executive functioning, and select academic skills as they relate to symptoms of ADHD. Most clients seek the focused ADHD evaluation to:

a) Specifically measure the presence and clinical significance of symptoms of ADHD
b) Assess the level of interference symptoms of ADHD are causing in school, at work, and/or in relationships.
c) Clarify the presence of ADHD versus other psychological disorders that also affect client’s attention and ability to succeed academically or at work.

Admissions Testing Evaluation

The focused ADHD evaluation assesses cognitive functioning using either the Wechsler Scales (WPPSI-V, WISC-V, or WAIS-IV) or the Woodcock Johnson Tests of Cognitive Abilities. Clients seek admissions testing to:

a) Gain an understanding of a child or adolescent’s cognitive functioning.
b) Help plan for appropriate academic placement.
c) Assess qualification for membership to MENSA.