Testing is designed to provide information to people about their ability to function in the world, their capacity to adapt and learn, their strengths and weaknesses.  Testing can help establish new goals or change old goals to better suit a person's needs.

I do different kinds of testing based on discussion of a person's needs and goals.  Sometimes targeted testing is helpful to understand particular aspects.

Targeted testing can include: 

  • Intelligence Tests: Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scales of Intelligence--Fourth Editon (WPPSI-IV); Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children--Fourth Editon (WISC-IV); Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale--Third Edition (WAIS-III); Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales (Fourth and Fifth Editions); DAS; Kaufman; Woodcock Johnson Test of Cognitive Ability--Third Edition
  • Educational/Achievement Tests: Wechsler Individual Achievement Test; Woodcock Johnson Achievement Test--Third Edition; Differential Ability Scale; Kaufman Battery for Children
  • Language Tests: Preschool CELF; CELF--Fourth Edition
  • Visual/Spatial Tests: Beery; Bender; Wechsler Visual/Spatial Tests; 
  • Social/Emotional Functioning: Thematic Apperception Test (TAT); Rorschach Test; Millon Personality Test; Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Test; Interviews; Drawings
  • Attention/Executive Functioning: Continuous Performance Tests; NEPSY subtests; Das & Naglieri's Cognitive Assessment System; 

Comprehensive testing can also be scheduled:

Neuropsychological or Psychoeducational Testing includes selected tests from each of the areas listed in Targeted Testing and also includes classroom observation (if desirable and welcomed by educational institutions), extensive background information, consultation with specialists, review of pertinent medical and educational records.  This kind of testing requires 10 to 12 hours of individual evaluation.  In addition, a comprehensive report including recommendations is provided.

Any information acquired through testing is shared only with those who requested it, unless they indicate desire to send results to other interested parties with written permission based on HPPA rules and American Psychological Association ethical standards.