Evaluations and Assessments

PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATIONS. The CPC provides a number of formal evaluations. The most frequent questions we receive are about learning disorders (LD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  We can also evaluate children, adolescents, and adults to provide information regarding intellectual ability and adaptive behavior to assist in applications for Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) eligibility.  Additional questions are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Signs of learning disorders include, but are not limited to, slow and difficult reading, problems getting ideas down on paper, struggling to understand math concepts, slow information processing, or difficulty remembering important material.  A typical evaluation of a possible learning disorder would include a clinical interview; a review of past records; and the following tests plus others as indicated:

  • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-IV or
  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-V
  • Wide Range Assessment of Memory and Learning-II
  • Nelson-Denny Reading Test (on request)
  • Wechsler Individual Achievement Test-III
  • California Verbal Learning Test-II
  • Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System

A fixed fee of is charged and collected at the first appointment. This fee also covers the session to discuss the results and the written report documenting the diagnosis (if any) and recommendations and accommodations (if any).

Signs of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder include, but are not limited to, distractibility, short attention span, disorganization, restlessness, rash decision-making, procrastination, and difficulty completing projects.  A typical evaluation of possible ADHD would include a clinical interview; a review of past records; and the following tests plus others as indicated:

  • Barkley Adult ADHD Scales (or Disruptive Behavior Rating Scales for children)
  • Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function
  • Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System
  • Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2

An intellectual disability is characterized by significant limitations in intellectual functioning (i.e., IQ) and in adaptive behavior. A typical evaluation to assist in DDD eligibility would include a clinical interview; a review of past records; and the following tests:

  • Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence-IV or
  • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-IV or
  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-V and
  • Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, Third Edition or
  • Adaptive Behavior Assessment System, Third Edition

A fixed fee of is charged and collected at the first appointment. This fee also covers the session to discuss the results and the written report documenting the diagnosis (if any) and eligibility recommendations to agencies DDD (if applicable).

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