Psychological Services | Denver, CO

Child and Adolescent Testing Services

Academic & Learning Assessment

ADHD Evaluation

Social, Emotional, & Behavioral Testing

Academic and Learning

Cognitive and aptitude testing can reveal rich information about a child’s learning needs. Whether you’re seeking one test to determine academic placement or a comprehensive assessment to address areas of difficulty, we offer a range of solutions. Our psychoeducational evaluations can be tailored to your questions, concerns, and school requirements.

  • Learning problems or learning disorders

  • Learning strengths, weaknesses, and styles

  • Giftedness

  • Suitability for school or program placement

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Formal ADHD evaluation can:

  • Distinguish between true ADHD and other conditions in which inattention is a factor

  • Gather a picture of your child’s strengths and weaknesses in specific areas of    attention and executive functioning

  • Guide recommendations for maximizing functioning in home and school settings

  • Allow clinicians to formulate academic accommodations, if appropriate

  • Results that can be shared with schools/teachers, physicians, etc.

In addition to cognitive and neuropsychological testing, our evaluation procedure includes clinical interviews with the child and parents, standardized behavior rating scales, objective measures of attention and self-control, and screening for other potentially related issues. Teacher interviews and teacher-rated behavior scales can be used as well. Following testing, we host a feedback session with the parents and provide a comprehensive written report of results and recommendations.

Social, Emotional, and Behavioral

A comprehensive psychological evaluation can help determine whether the issues your child is experiencing are developmentally typical or indicative of a clinically significant problem. Testing reveals information that is used in conjunction with other data to make a diagnosis, if appropriate. It also helps clinicians decide which treatments would be most effective.

We provide a comprehensive report and detailed recommendations based on test results. This information can be used as a baseline for comparison should further psychological testing or treatment be required at any point in the future, even in adulthood. For instance, test results can help psychiatrists make informed decisions about prescribing medications.

  • Behavioral concerns

  • Problems socializing or relating to others

  • Difficulty adjusting to divorce or other life changes

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Trauma and PTSD

We know that you, as parents, want answers and guidance as you determine what comes next for your child. We pride ourselves on offering thorough, detailed, and thoughtful written reports with a significant focus on recommendations.

Additionally, we provide a feedback session once the data interpretation and report-writing process has been completed. Additional feedback sessions to schools and other providers are available at a small cost. We are happy to be part of the coordination of care. Follow-up questions after the feedback session are welcome and encouraged, as comprehensive reports take some time to digest. Please reach out to us with questions today!

Psychological evaluation can be a lengthy process; we aim for a completion timeframe of 4 – 6 weeks. This can vary depending on your needs, the complexity of the case, and the availability of all parties. It is not uncommon for us to schedule multiple testing sessions (3 – 4 hours per session) for children. Testing typically involves:

  • Parent interview

  • Testing sessions with the child

  • Consultation with the school or other providers

  • Collateral interviews with other caregivers (usually over the phone)

  • Scoring, interpretation, and report writing

  • Feedback with the family