Assessment of Learning, Behavior, Attention Disorders

Psychological assessment is a process of testing that uses a combination of techniques to help arrive at some hypotheses about a person and their behavior, personality and capabilities. Psychological assessment is also referred to as psychological testing, or performing a psychological battery with a person. Psychological testing is nearly always performed by a licensed psychologist as psychologists are the only profession that is expertly trained to perform and interpret psychological tests.These may include the assessment of Attention Deficit Disorders, Learning Disorders, Developmental Disorders. Intellectual assessment, neuropsychological assessment, assessment of anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder.

Psychological assessment is not performed in a vacuum but is part of a thorough assessment of an individual. Prior to psychological testing, it is often recommend that a full medical examination take place to rule out the possibilities of a medical, disease or organic cause for the individual’s symptoms.