SUWS Psychological Testing
Psychological testing is a key component of our program for the following reasons:
- The initial screening process allows our clinical team to assure your child’s treatment needs will be able to be met within the SUWS program.
- Testing aids in developing diagnostic clarity of persistent behavioral and emotional problems and developing individualized treatment plans for students
- Helps prepare for the appropriate level of transition support and continuing care after your child leaves SUWS
How Do I Know If My Child Needs Psychological Testing?
If you have already had your child evaluated, please forward any and all records to our admissions team for review by our Clinical Director. Our Clinical Director will determine if the previous evaluation was thorough enough, and provides the necessary information needed to meet your child’s treatment needs. Depending on this review, we may suggest that you consider an updated and/or more detailed psychological evaluation.
Psychological Testing at SUWS
Dr. Chris H. McRoberts, Ph.D. and his staff at Psychological Testing Services use assessment procedures that evaluate a child in three major categories:
Cognitive: IQ and/or achievement testing to determine the strengths and weaknesses of a person’s thinking in eleven domains, including general awareness, attention, memory, verbal comprehension, visual-spatial ability, computation, abstract thought, impulsivity, problem solving, social comprehension, and judgment. Obtain level of academic functioning and compare results to national norms. Rule out learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, nonverbal learning disability, thought disorders and screen for organic impairment.
Emotional: Assess emotional functioning, depression, anxiety, deficits in identity formation, obsessive/compulsive disorders, sleep disorders and personality functioning. Obtain data regarding developmental and emotional age and family dynamics. Evaluate who the child is and identify possible causes for presenting behaviors.
Behavioral: Screen for substance abuse, trauma and abuse, risk of self-harm, aggression, and treatment compliance or flight as well as for behaviors that are high-risk, illegal or violate the rights of others or major social values. Detect malingering and deceit.
For additional information on the testing that we provide, please call 888.879.7897