Lifeskills South Florida offers psychological testing as an optional service. Testing is designed to clarify diagnoses, determine a client’s needs and to provide more information for the client’s individualized treatment plan.
Reasons for Psychological Testing Recommendations
Recent traumatic brain injury
Determining an accurate diagnosis
Recommending special needs for an educational setting.
What Kind of Testing Will My Loved One Receive?
Each client referred for testing will be assessed on a core set of cognitive abilities and personality traits.
Intelligence testing helps us understand what a client’s cognitive strengths are as well as areas in which they may need additional support. Verbal skills, basic memory skills, reasoning or problem solving skills and processing speed are assessed.
The client participates in evidence-based tests to determine possible diagnoses. This helps to understand what specific areas your loved one is struggling with that affects their mental health.
Sometimes your loved one will be given additional tests. This is determined by specific information learned from the tests everyone receives. Additional assessment may include understanding potential thought disorders, neurological issues, or motivational issues.
Additional information for you (if the families and/or referents want to know what each test is designed to measure):