Assessment of Adults

A psycho-educational assessment conducted by Dr. Bahador involves a brief telephone intake, a clinical interview with Dr. Bahador (currently on Zoom), a review of educational and/or medical records related to the reason for referral, testing administration (face to face with transparent desk shield), personal communication with physicians and/or therapists (as needed), and a feedback session to review assessment results (on Zoom). The assessment will also include a comprehensive evaluation of issues that could be impacting an individual’s professional and social functioning. Once the assessment is completed, Dr. Bahador writes a comprehensive assessment report, which includes results and recommendations for treatment.

As a health precaution related to COVID-19, everyone is required to wear a mask at all times while in the office (including during the testing administration). There is a transparent desk shield between the client and

Dr. Bahador during the testing administration (with a slot at the bottom to exchange testing materials). All testing materials are sanitized between clients. Client and all household members need to be 100% symptom free for two weeks prior to the testing and on the day of testing before the start of the testing administration. Dr. Bahador has implemented these modifications since June 2020 and the testing process has been consistently smooth!

Dr. Bahador’s work includes assessment of adults 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, Dr. Bahador makes very specific, helpful recommendations that enables individuals to obtain relief from their difficulties and achieve their educational, professional and interpersonal goals.  Dr. Bahador 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:

  • 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)

Dr. Bahador usually has a two to four month waiting list for comprehensive assessments (see "Contact and Fees" tab for more information). 

2730 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 543

Santa Monica, CA 90403

Tel: 310-922-4576

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