Marin Wellness Counseling specializes in comprehensive psychological testing & evaluation for children and adolescents. If you feel that you or your child may be struggling with a learning disorder, attentiondisorder (ADD/ADHD) or other psychological & cognitive concerns, please contact us to talk about how psychological testing could be helpful.
What Psychological Testing Includes
While there is often variability in testing depending on your specific question(s), core elements include:
- 2 hour diagnostic interview to get background and history
- 4-6 hours of face-to-face testing (IQ, learning style, executive functions, memory, cognitive processing, social/emotional issues, mood, and personality)
- Several paper-and-pencil questionnaires & behavioral checklists
- School observation (if applicable)
- 1-2 hour feedback session to discuss results and recommendations
Child and Adolescent Psychological Evaluations in Marin County
We work with school-age children to young adults focusing on diagnosing Learning Disorders, ADHD and other issues that can also affect the child such as depression or anxiety. The psychological assessment can offer insights and recommendations that can be used to support educational planning.
What are the benefits of a child psychological evaluation in Marin County?
It is difficult to watch your child struggle at school. Psychological testing can take a closer look at your child’s strengths and weaknesses and offer insight into how these play a role in their ability to learn and connect with others. Having an in-depth perspective of your child’s intellectual skills, academic skills and psychological abilities creates a picture of what will help your child learn and grow in school and with peers.
Areas that we assess for:
- IQ test for children (i.e. intelligence tests)
- learning disorders
- tests for anxiety
- tests for depression
- emotional trauma
- personality tests
Some questions that psychological assessment can help answer:
My child appears to have trouble learning. Does my child process information differently from others?
My child has difficulty with reading. What would help my child feel more confident and be more successful?
My child is distracted at school and struggles making friends. Could my child have ADHD?
Would my child qualify for testing accommodations at school or on standardized tests/entrance exams?