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Comprehensive Psycho-Educational Assessments: 
Adults

Psycho-educational assessments for adults includes the following: 

 

- 2-hour intake/clinical interview (to assess presenting concerns, gather history and finalize assessment/tests to administer)

- Review of previous assessment reports and report cards

- Informant questionnaires

- Testing administration (usually 2.5 days)

- Phone consultations with psychiatrist and/or therapist (as needed)

- 2-hour feedback meeting to review the assessment results and provide recommendations for treatment and/or recommendations

- Comprehensive written assessment report, which includes results and recommendations for treatment

Dr. Bahador's assessments of adults include those who were never assessed in childhood or adolescence, but are experiencing difficulties in their school, work and/or interpersonal relationships. Often times, these are very bright individuals who were able to use their intelligence to compensate for some difficulties in childhood, but whose issues eventually start interfering with their functioning. A comprehensive psycho-educational assessment can identify the underlying issues causing an individual’s difficulties. The testing administration process involves question and answer tests, paper and pencil tasks, computerized tests, interactive activities, self-report questionnaires and clinical interviews. During the feedback session, Dr. Bahador explains all of the assessment results (including strengths and challenges and any diagnoses) and provides specific recommendations for interventions and/or academic accommodations (as applicable based on the results). She also addresses any questions that individuals may have and provide appropriate referrals, as needed. Dr. Bahador makes very specific, helpful recommendations that enable individuals to obtain relief from their difficulties and achieve their educational, professional and interpersonal goals. She believes that is never too late to identify your strengths and challenges and make positive changes towards a more rewarding and fulfilling future. 

Areas that may be evaluated during an assessment, based on the presenting questions and concerns:

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  • -Intellectual skills (IQ testing) in all intellectual domains: verbal, visual spatial, fluid reasoning, working memory and processing speed

  • - Adaptive functioning

  • - Learning/Academic skills in reading, writing and math

  • - Attention

  • - Executive functioning (i.e., planning, organization, working memory, self-monitoring)

  • - Language

  • - Fine Motor 

  • - Social/Emotional functioning

       Assessments may be helpful in identifying the presence of:

  • - Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD)

  • - Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • - Learning Disorders (i.e., Dyslexia)

  • - Language Disorders

  • - Psychiatric disorders (e.g., anxiety, depression)

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