Assessment of Adults

Psycho-educational assessments for adults involves the following: 

- telephone intake

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

- Review of academic and previous assessment records.

- Testing administration (across 2.5 days; conducted by Dr. Bahador or Dr. Daley)

- Phone consultations with educators, physicians and/or therapists (as needed).

- 2-hour parent feedback meeting to review the assessment results and provide recommendations for treatment and/or recommendations (conducted by Dr. Bahador and Dr. Daley).

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

Our assessment 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 these issues eventually start interfering with their functioning. A comprehensive psycho-educational assessment can identify the underlying issues causing an individual’s difficulties.  Based on the results, we make very specific, helpful recommendations that enables individuals to obtain relief from their difficulties and achieve their educational, professional and interpersonal goals.  Our psychologists believe 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:

  • Attention

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

  • Intellectual/Cognitive functioning

  • Language

  • Learning/Academic skills

  • Memory

  • Motor Skills

  • Visual-spatial skills

  • 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 (i.e., anxiety, depression)

 

Testing administration is conducted in the office. Intake meetings and feedback session can be conducted in the office or on Zoom. All psychologists and staff have received their COVID-19 vaccinations. The following precautions related to COVID-19 continue to be implemented to maintain the health and safety of our families and community:

- Everyone is required to wear a mask at all times while in the office (including during the testing administration). We have done this since June 2020 and the testing process has been consistently smooth - kids and teens still enjoy it!

- Individual getting assessed and all household members need to be 100% symptom free for two weeks prior to the testing and on the day of testing for the student to be tested.