Psychological Evaluations

Common types of Psychological Evaluations

Diagnostic assessments

Diagnostic psychological evaluations are used to determine if an individual exhibits any signs of specific psychological diagnosis. These tests are useful in determining if any psychological conditions are underlying an individual’s behavior.

Intelligence tests

Intelligence tests differ from achievement tests in that they measure one’s potential for learning in addition to acquired knowledge.

Achievement tests

Achievement (or aptitude) tests measure one’s knowledge or mastery of a specific area. Subjects such as reading and mathematics are often the topics of such assessments.

Psychoeducational testing

Psychoeducational testing is usually required by schools to implement any educational accommodations and/or individual plans (e.g., IEP’s or 504 plans).

Personality assessments

Personality assessments are used to assist psychologists in developing clinical diagnoses of personality traits and characterological strengths and weaknesses.

Neuropsychological tests

Neuropsychological tests are designed to measure difficulties with cognitive functioning. These difficulties may include one’s ability to reason, think, or speak; often the result of brain damage, stroke, or substance abuse.

Occupational tests

Occupational tests are designed to match your interests with the interests of persons in known careers.

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Steven N. HannantDr. Steven N. Hannant, PsyD, MSCP. Chief Psychologist

“Dr. Steve” specializes in the psychological testing with pediatrics of all types, as well as adults with special needs. He is well trained to assess Autism, intellectual, developmental, and neurodevelopmental disorders. Common evaluations determine IQ functioning, Autism, Asperger’s, Bipolar, Depression, Anxiety, OCD, PTSD, ADHD, ADD, Developmental Delays, Intellectual and Learning Disorders. Dr. Steve evaluates individuals every day and is generally able to rule-out or diagnosis a condition within one to three visits. Dr. Steve also holds a post-doctorate degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology and has a speciality in understanding psychiatric medication. His testing and speciality may be helpful when making specific recommendations to prescribing physicians, pediatricians, and psychiatrist.