Psychological Evaluation and Testing
Psychological testing is a systematic approach to gaining insight into a person’s cognitive abilities, academic achievement, social functioning, behavioral regulation, emotional well-being, personality traits, and interpersonal dynamics. It plays an important role in diagnosing mental health conditions like Attention Deﬁcit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Learning Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. These tests evaluate an individual’s mental health and help guide professionals in medical and psychological treatment and educational/vocational planning.
Testing will consist of standardized tests and assessment tools to measure an individual’s psychological functioning. An initial evaluation will be conducted via telehealth to discuss your needs and determine the most appropriate test battery. Testing often involves questionnaires, observations, interviews, and performance-based tasks. While most assessments can be completed during the scheduled time, occasionally, additional time is required. Each individual’s needs will be considered when determining the need for further information and the assessment length.
Our goal is to provide you with a positive experience while striving to gather meaningful information. After testing, you will be asked to meet Dr. Skowronski again to review the results, initial impressions, and recommendations. A written report will be generated and sent upon completion.
Adult Psychological Services
On the day of evaluation, Dr. Skowronski will meet with you to discuss the reasons for the testing. She will discuss any data gathered prior to the session, as well as your concerns. She will determine the most appropriate test. The testing may extend to the entire day. At the conclusion of the testing, Dr. Skowronski will meet and review the testing and give initial impressions. A written report will be generated and sent upon its completion.
Pediatric Psychological Services
Dr. Skowronski will meet with the parent(s) at the beginning of the evaluation to discuss the data gathered prior to the session, as well as current concerns. Then she will determine which test battery will be most appropriate. While most assessments can be completed during the scheduled time, occasionally additional time is required. Each child’s needs will be considered when determining the need for additional information and the length of the assessment.
Our goal is to provide the child with a positive experience while striving to gather meaningful information about their functioning.
On a later date, a follow-up session will be scheduled to discuss the test results and recommendations with the parents. Should the child wish to discuss their testing results with Dr. Skowronski, a separate time can be arranged. A written report will be generated and sent.