For DOCTORS

Specialty Testing For

Children and Adults

Pre-Surgical Evaluations

 

ADD, ADHD & MEMORY TESTING (Ages 5 to 16 years old)

Children's Memory Scale™ (CMS)

CMS - Now you can compare memory and learning ability, attention, and achievement. The Children's Memory Scale™ (CMS) fills the need for a comprehensive learning and memory test.

 

Plays a vital role in assessing learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders

Helps to plan remediation and intervention strategies for school and clinical settings

As a screener or diagnostic instrument, CMS measures learning in a variety of memory dimensions:

 

Attention and working memory

Verbal and visual memory

Short- and long-delay memory

Recall and recognition

Learning characteristics.

Links for Valuable Comparisons

For children with learning disabilities, diagnosed with TBI, ADHD, epilepsy, cancer, brain tumors, or strokes.

 

 

EMOTIONAL & SOCIAL IMPAIRMENT (Ages 7-18 years old)

Beck Youth Inventories®

Beck Youth Inventories: To assess symptoms of depression, anxiety, anger, disruptive behavior, and self-concept.

 

The instruments measure the child's or adolescent’s emotional and social impairment in five specific areas:

 

Depression Inventory: In line with the depression criteria of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders— Fourth Edition (DSM– IV), this inventory allows for early identification of symptoms of depression. It includes items related to a child's or adolescent’s negative thoughts about self, life and the future, feelings of sadness and guilt, and sleep disturbance.

 

Anxiety Inventory: Reflects children's and adolescents’ specific worries about school performance, the future, negative reactions of others, fears including loss of control, and physiological symptoms associated with anxiety.

 

Anger Inventory: Evaluates a child's or adolescent’s thoughts of being treated unfairly by others, feelings of anger and hatred.

 

Disruptive Behavior Inventory: Identifies thoughts and behaviors associated with conduct disorder and oppositional-defiant behavior.

 

 

SENSORY PROFILE   (Ages birth to 14 years old)

The Sensory Profile™

The Sensory Profile™ 2 family of assessments provides you with standardized tools to help evaluate a child's sensory processing patterns in the context of home, school, and community-based activities. These significantly revised questionnaires evaluate a child's unique sensory processing patterns from a position of strengths, providing deeper insight to help you customize the next steps of intervention. The forms are completed by caregivers and teachers, who are in the strongest position to observe the child's response to sensory interactions that occur throughout the day.

 

The Sensory Profile 2 helps you: Identify and document how sensory processing may be contributing to or interfering with a child's participation at home, school, and the community.  Contribute valuable information to a comprehensive assessment of the child's sensory strengths and challenges in context.   Develop effective treatment plans, interventions, and everyday remediation strategies

 

 

NEUROCOGNITIVE PROCESSES ( Ages 3-16 years old )

NEPSY-II

NEPSY-II: The only customizable measure of neurocognitive  processes

NEPSY-II can help lead to accurate diagnosis and intervention planning for success in school

 

To assess executive functioning and attention, language, memory and learning, sensory-motor, visual-spatial processing and social perception.

 

Assess executive functioning

Vary the number and variety of subtests according to the needs of the child

Link results to educational difficulties

Facilitate recommendations for mental health interventions

Obtain a comprehensive view of quantitative and qualitative patterns of neuropsychological performance

 

 

IQ TESTING (Ages of 6 and 17 years old)

WISC-V is an assessment of children's overall intellectual ability and various specific cognitive domains

The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC), is an individually administered intelligence test for children between the ages of 6 and 16.

 

To assess giftedness, intellectual and learning disabilities, brain injuries and evaluate cognitive processing.

 

The WISC-V generates a Full-Scale IQ (formerly known as an intelligence quotient or IQ score) that represents a child's general intellectual ability. It also provides five primary index scores: Verbal Comprehension Index, Visual Spatial Index, Fluid Reasoning Index, Working Memory Index, and Processing Speed Index.

 

 

ACADEMIC STRENGTHS (Ages 4-18 years old)

To assess academic strengths, weaknesses, and achievements in students.

WIAT-III The WIAT-III assesses the academic achievement of children, adolescents, college students and adults, aged 4 through 85. The test enables the assessment of a broad range of academics skills or only a particular area of need. The WIAT-II is a revision of the original WIAT (The Psychological Corporation), and additional measures. There are four basic scales: Reading, Math, Writing, and Oral Language. Within these scales, there is a total of 9 sub-test scores.

 

 

BEHAVIORAL & EMOTIONAL SCREENING BASC-3 ( Ages 2-21 years old)

BASC-3 is a comprehensive measure of a child's adaptive and problem behaviors in the community and home settings. There are three age levels: preschool, child, and adolescent.  A comprehensive set of rating scales and forms including the Teacher Rating Scales (TRS), Parent Rating Scales (PRS), Self-Report of Personality (SRP), Student Observation System (SOS), and Structured Developmental History (SDH). Together, they help you understand the behaviors and emotions of children and adolescents.

 

BENEFITS

  • Uses a multidimensional approach for conducting a comprehensive assessment

  • A strong base of theory and research gives you a thorough set of highly interpretable scales

  • Ideally suited for use in identifying behavior problems as required by IDEA, and for developing FBAs, BIPs, and IEPs

  • Enhanced computer scoring and interpretation provide efficient, extensive reports

  • Normed based on current U.S. Census population characteristics

  • Differentiates between hyperactivity and attention problems with one efficient instrument

 

An effective way to measure behavior

 

ANXIETY TESTING (Ages 17-80 years old)

Beck Anxiety Inventory®

To assess anxiety due to agoraphobia, panic disorder, social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and generalized anxiety

 

Beck Anxiety Inventory: Screen for anxiety with the Beck Anxiety Inventory® . Each item is descriptive of subjective, somatic, or panic-related symptoms of anxiety.

 

Screen Anxiety: BAI has been found to discriminate well between anxious and nonanxious diagnostic groups in a variety of clinical populations.

 

 

DEPRESSION TESTING (Ages 13-80 years old)

Beck Depression Inventory®

To assess depression.

Beck Depression Inventory: You can assess depression with the Beck Depression Inventory®—II (BDI®–II), which is in line with the depression criteria of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders—Fourth Edition (DSM–IV).

 

Depression Inventory: In line with the depression criteria of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders— Fourth Edition (DSM– IV), this inventory allows for early identification of symptoms of depression. It includes items related to a child's or adolescent’s negative thoughts about self, life and the future, feelings of sadness and guilt, and sleep disturbance.

 

 

IQ TESTING FOR ADULTS (Ages 16-90 old)

The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS)

To assess giftedness, intellectual and learning disabilities, brain injuries and evaluate cognitive processing.

The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS) is an IQ test designed to measure intelligence and cognitive ability in adults and older adolescents.

 

There are four index scores representing major components of intelligence:

 

Verbal Comprehension Index (VCI)

Perceptual Reasoning Index (PRI)

Working Memory Index (WMI)

Processing Speed Index (PSI)

 

 

ACADEMIC STRENGTHS (Ages 16-85 old)

WIAT-III

To assess academic strengths, weaknesses and achievements in adults.

The WIAT-III assesses the academic achievement of children, adolescents, college students and adults, aged 16 through 85. The test enables the assessment of a broad range of academics skills or only a particular area of need. The WIAT-II is a revision of the original WIAT (The Psychological Corporation), and additional measures. There are four basic scales: Reading, Math, Writing, and Oral Language. Within these scales there is a total of 9 sub-test scores.

 

 

MEMORY TESTING (ages 16 to 90 old)

WMS-IV The Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS)

To assess adult memory

WMS-IV Is the most widely used scale of adult memory

The Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS) is a neuropsychological test designed to measure different memory functions in a person. Anyone ages 16 to 90 is eligible to take this test. The current version is made up of seven subtests: Spatial Addition, Symbol Span, Design Memory, General Cognitive Screener, Logical Memory (I & II), Verbal Paired Associates (I & II), and Visual Reproduction (I & II). A person's performance is reported as five Index Scores: Auditory Memory, Visual Memory, Visual Working Memory, Immediate Memory, and Delayed Memory.

 

The WMS-IV also incorporates an optional cognitive exam (Brief Cognitive Status Exam) that helps to assess global cognitive functioning in people with suspected memory deficits or those who have been diagnosed with a various neural, psychiatric and/or developmental disorders. This may include conditions such as dementias or mild learning difficulties.

 

 

 

PERSONALITY TESTING (18+Older)

FORENSIC MMPI-2

To assess major symptoms of social and personal maladjustment.

 

FORENSIC MMPI-2 reports for forensic settings

Based on thousands of cases collected from forensic settings, the MMPI-2 Reports for Forensic Settings help provide a strong empirical foundation for clinicians' expert opinions and increase their confidence in preparing testimony. The reports build on the MMPI-2 test's reputation as the most widely used assessment in forensic situations.

This report series is customized for six forensic settings: Child Custody, Personal Injury, Personal Injury (Neurological), Pre-trial Criminal, General Corrections, Competency/Commitment.

 

Each report includes setting-specific text and profile frequencies to help ensure relevant, defensible testimony.

Expanded interpretations of test validity address defensiveness and malingering.

 

DSM-related diagnostic possibilities are suggested to help support psychological treatment recommendations.

PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATIONS

Medical Requirements for Bariatric Surgery

Pre-operative bariatric psychological assessments 
Emotional counseling to prepare for plastic surgery
And /or emotional weight loss counseling for teenagers , adults and families 

 

In therapy and evaluation we will discuss the emotional affects of weight loss, weight loss surgery and weight loss maintenance.

The Psychological Evaluation includes:

Rosenberg’s Self-Esteem Scale 

Body Image Checklist

Becks Depression Inventory

DEPRESSION TESTING

Beck Depression Inventory®

To assess depression.

Beck Depression Inventory: You can assess depression with the Beck Depression Inventory®—II (BDI®–II), which is in line with the depression criteria of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders—Fourth Edition (DSM–IV).

 

Depression Inventory: In line with the depression criteria of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders— Fourth Edition (DSM– IV), this inventory allows for early identification of symptoms of depression. It includes items related to a child's or adolescent’s negative thoughts about self, life and the future, feelings of sadness and guilt, and sleep disturbance.

 

 

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