Psychological Testing for children & adults

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Mind & Motion's Psychological Testing

Psychological testing is a comprehensive assessment of an individual comprised of a clinical interview and various psychological tests that reveal various cognitive and emotional characteristics of the person. Neuropsychological testing also involves looking at additional abilities such as fluency, processing abilities, and exploration of various causes for psychiatric illness. The purpose of psychological testing is to gain more insight into how a person views his or her world as well as identify key stressors with which the individual is struggling. Academic, social, and treatment recommendations are developed into a treatment plan based on test results.

Psychological Evaluation

What to Expect From Us

Step 1: Upcoming Psychological Evaluation Appointment Date.

The psychometrist will call to remind you of the time and date of your testing appointment 1-3 days prior to the appointment, depending on medication requirements for testing. If you are required to come off medication for testing, you will receive a call 3 days in advance to accommodate. During this call, the psychometrist will be able to answer questions about the appointment that you may have since completing the intake. If you miss this call, do not worry. The psychometrist will leave a voice mail. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions on the day of the appointment, before any testing begins. It is important that there be an informant (if the patient is 18yrs or older) or a parent/guardian available at the clinic the entire time the patient is testing. Often, there is informant/parent/guardian paperwork that needs to be completed as a part of the evaluation.

Step 2: Quick Informational Meeting with Psychometrist, Evaluation Begins.

Once in the testing room, the psychometrist will ask some brief client information questions, review the test proposal, and discuss any breaks that will be necessary based on the length of testing and the age of the client. If you need a short break at any other time, please let your psychometrist know. Parents/Informants will be given any forms that they will need to complete as part of the evaluation as well as any that may need to be given to additional raters, such as a teacher. Clients who are able to test on their own will remain in the testing room and parents / other supportive individuals will be asked to return lobby during the testing appointment. If support is needed for the client during the session, the psychometrist or a front desk team member will call the number provided. Younger children (typically ages 1 to 4) may need a parent present in the testing room for the entire testing appointment.

Step 3: Once evaluation is completed; the next appointment will be scheduled.

If testing is completed, a front desk team member will contact you to schedule a feedback appointment with the psychologist to discuss the results. In general, feedback appointments are scheduled four weeks from the testing date to allow for scoring, data entry, report writing, and the return of any forms. If testing is not completed, the psychometrist will inform our front desk team and a member will contact you to schedule an additional testing appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will testing take to complete?

The time listed on the proposal is an estimate. As such, there are some factors that may change the amount of time needed for testing. Things like individual working style, working speed, fatigue, breaks, and effort can affect how long a test takes to complete.

How do I prepare for my testing appointment?

To prepare for your testing appointment, bring things that will help you remain comfortable during the session. Bring a light jacket or sweater in case you get cold. Pack a few small snacks and drinks, especially if you have a longer testing session. If you wear glasses, please be sure to have them with you during testing. For on and off medication testing, bring your prescribed medication to take after the off medication of testing is completed. You can bring your cell phone into the testing session, but it can only be used during a break and we ask that you keep it on silent or vibrate.