Psychological testing is essential for diagnosing mental health, learning, and developmental disorders, as well as conditions like dementia. The exceptional team at Associates in Behavioral Science offers comprehensive psychological testing and assessments for all those conditions and pre-employment and pre-surgery clearances. If you need to schedule an evaluation, call the office in Berwyn or West Dundee, Illinois, or book an appointment online today.

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What is psychological testing?

Psychological testing refers to using different types of standardized tests and psychological assessments to diagnose various mental health conditions.

Standardized tests are the same no matter who takes them. They’re proven to be a valid and reliable test that produces unbiased scoring. Your score on a standardized test accurately reflects your performance and abilities compared to many others who took the same test.

Psychological assessments include many different tests, including:

  • General psychological tests
  • Neuropsychological testing
  • Personality tests
  • Cognitive evaluation
  • Interview information
  • Direct observation
  • Questionnaires

Questionnaires may be completed by parents, teachers, caregivers, family members, and other professionals who can answer questions about behavioral, emotional, and learning issues.

Additionally, your therapist may obtain school and medical records to ensure they have comprehensive information.

Your therapist uses the results from all your tests and assessments to make an accurate diagnosis. They also create a profile of each patient’s unique strengths and weaknesses.

Then they combine all the information they have to identify the mental health services you or your child may need and make treatment recommendations.

What conditions are diagnosed with psychological testing?

Associates in Behavioral Science perform a wide range of psychological testing and assessments to diagnose mental health disorders, including:

  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

The team uses psychological testing to identify learning disorders and cognitive problems such as dementia, too. In other words, psychological testing identifies every type of developmental disability, learning disability, and psychiatric condition. The team are also qualified to perform screenings for children to provide the help and answers needed to give them a great start in life.

What other types of psychological testing can I receive?

Associates in Behavioral Science often perform:

Pre-employment psychological evaluations

Many companies require potential employees to take a pre-employment psychological evaluation, allowing them to assess a person’s suitability for a high-risk job. Associates in Behavioral Science often perform these evaluations for first responders (police and firefighters).

Pre-surgery clearance

Pre-surgery evaluations help your surgeon determine if you’re psychologically prepared for the challenges you face after certain types of surgery, such as transplant surgery. You may need testing before plastic surgery.

You also need a psychological evaluation before undergoing bariatric surgery (weight-loss surgery). Surgery doesn’t guarantee you will lose weight or keep it off. Before approving your procedure, your surgeon (and insurance company) need to know you’re mentally committed to the hard work of following a strict diet and exercise plan.

If you need psychological testing, call Associates in Behavioral Science or book an appointment online today.