If you or a family member has been referred for psychological testing, you probably have some questions about what to expect. Our evaluations are conducted by licensed mental health professionals and can often be completed in as little as two weeks.
Here at RNLF Counseling services we use tests and other assessment tools to measure and observe a client's behavior to arrive at a diagnosis and guide treatment. These tests and and assessments are administered for a wide variety of reasons. Children who are experiencing difficulty in school, for example, may undergo aptitude testing or tests for learning disabilities. Tests for skills such as dexterity, reaction time and memory can help us diagnose conditions such as brain injuries or dementia. If a person is having problems at work or school, or in personal relationships, tests can help us understand whether he or she might have issues with anger management or interpersonal skills, or certain personality traits that contribute to the problem. Other tests used can help evaluate whether clients are experiencing emotional disorders such as anxiety or depression.
The underlying cause of a person's problems isn't always clear. For example, if a child is having trouble in school, does he or she have a reading problem such as dyslexia? An attention problem such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Difficulty with impulse control? Psychological tests and assessments allow us to understand the nature of the problem, and to figure out the best way to go about addressing it.
Most of our evaluations include a detailed report and feedback session with a mental health professional, and many tests offered here at RNLF Counseling Service are filed with insurrance.
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