Understanding Psychological Assessment
Why should I (or my child) have it? If you or a family member has been referred for psychological testing, you probably have some questions about what to expect. Or you may have heard about psychological testing and wonder if you or a family member should be tested. Psychological testing may sound intimidating, but it’s designed to help you. Psychologists administer tests and assessments for a wide variety of reasons.
Psychological tests and assessments allow a psychologist to understand the nature of the problem, and to figure out the best way to go about addressing it. It can be used for clinical diagnosis, brain/cognitive functioning, and academic achievement. It can also give your doctors a base-line of current functioning to better monitor your progress over time.