Psychoeducational Evaluations

Recognizing and acknowledging that you may have a learning disability or a condition such as ADHD that impacts learning and work performance can be difficult and stressful. However, learning differences are not uncommon. Seeking help will allow you to better understand your learning profile and learn ways to support your functioning across settings. Whether you are a college students seeking accommodations for standardized testing (GRE, LSAT, GMAT, etc.), struggling to meet deadlines at work, or are having trouble in relationships due to problems with attention and organization, a comprehensive psychoeducational evaluation can help identify the reasons for your difficulties and guide recommendations for treatment. Learning differences and ADHD are not uncommon and can be treated.

Common Symptoms

If you notice that you are struggling with the following issues, psychoeducational evaluations may provide the answers you need.

  • Slow reader/avoid reading for pleasure/start but cannot finish books
  • Cannot completed tests within time limitations
  • Difficulty organizing thoughts and putting them on paper
  • Poor spelling
  • Easily distracted and/or excessively restless
  • Quickly frustrated or fatigues with tasks requiring sustained mental effort
  • Problems with organization and procrastination
  • Difficulty maintaining relationships
  • Difficulty following instructions/forgetful
  • Persistent anxiety, sadness and/or anger

The Testing Process

Evaluations begin with an intake meeting with one of our psychologists to discuss your concerns and what type of testing will be appropriate. Testing typically is conducted over the course of two session, each lasting 4 hours. Breaks are given as needed and you are encouraged to pack lunch or nutritious snacks. During this time, cognitive, educational, neuropsychological and psychological tests are administered. With your consent, the evaluator will also speak with parents, partners, and treatment providers to gather their impressions.

At the end of the testing process, the evaluator will have a meeting to discuss the test results, provide diagnostic impressions, and provide recommendations. We will provide a detailed report that you may choose to share with your school, testing organizations, your physician, or therapist.