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Specialty Testing:

 

EMOTIONAL & SOCIAL IMPAIRMENT

NEUROCOGNITIVE PROCESSES

BEHAVIORAL & EMOTIONAL SCREENING BASC3

PERSONALITY TESTING

ANXIETY TESTING

DEPRESSION TESTING

MEMORY TESTING

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.

 

 

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

 

 

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

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.

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.

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.

 

 

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