We perform a wide array of psychological assessments with the purpose of identifying and/or diagnosing issues preventing an individual from being their best self or living their best life
There are many types of Psychological Assessment that Psych Company can provide for you or a loved one to help to improve and even optimize your situation. This page contains a few of the main types of assessment that we provide for people of ages 13 and up. In general, you can engage with a psychologist for a Psychological Assessment when a thorough review of behavior, personality, cognitive abilities, or the way you or a loved one is feeling, is needed.
What is a psychological assessment?
A common reason for a psychological assessment is to identify psychological factors that might be getting in the way of a person’s ability to think, behave, or regulate emotions – functionally or constructively. It is like going in for a physical examination but instead aimed to assess what’s going on in your inner world. Psychological evaluations can help you and your therapist better understand your unique characteristics or personality to predict things such as workplace performance or problems at home or in your relationships.
- You suspect that something is wrong emotionally, mentally or behaviorally but are not even sure how to pinpoint what it is
- Standard approaches and interventions don’t help
Social – Emotional Assessment
A social-emotional assessment explores a person’s thoughts, feelings, ways of coping, and perceptions about the self and surroundings in order to have an improved understanding of a person’s internal world.
It is recommended when a person displays emotional, social, or behavioral issues that effect their daily life. Some examples include anger, low self-esteem, depression, defiance, family and peer conflicts, anxiety etc. The social emotional assessment uses a combination of formal and semi-formal techniques such as observations, questionnaires, interviews, projective tests, and so forth…
- The child or adult frequently appears anxious or sad
- Displays low self esteem
- Social situations are difficult or stressful
- Has difficulty controlling anger (temper tantrums, blow ups)
Disability Psychological Assessment
(13+yrs old and high functioning only) These assessments will include some measure of cognitive ability, language and processing skills as well as academic performance. The assessment will rely on and include observation of interactions with others, and a detailed history of childhood or adulthood development.
- Problems with memory, attention, and academic functioning
- Reasoning and thinking ability is significantly behind peers, classmates or work colleagues
- Observations of parents, teachers or others that suggest that there may be a learning disability
Behavioural assessment is a tool from the field of psychology that is used for observing, describing, explaining and predicting behaviour. Behavioural assessments are now being used outside the clinical settings too, especially in educational and corporate sectors, considering their insightful and predictive nature.
- Assess fit and hire the right talent
- Identify leadership potential
- Understanding the why behind student misbehavior
You can engage with a psychologist for a Psychoeducational Assessment when you need a thorough review of a child’s or adult’s academic and cognitive skills. This assessment helps to ascertain whether you or someone you love has either a Learning Disability or any other type of condition which affects ones learning abilities. What’s so valuable about such an assessment is once diagnosed, a person is usually eligible for educational support at school or university.
- The child is struggling at school or not reaching their full potential
- If you are an adult requiring accommodations at college, university or in the workplace
Legal Psychological Assessment
We provide high quality expert psychological legal reports to address a broad range of questions related to personal injury.
RECOMMENDED FOR A VARIETY OF PERSONAL INJURY CONTEXTS:
- Catastrophic Impairment Determination
- Permanent and Serious Impairment
- Psychovocational Issues
- Long Term Disability
PsychoVocational / Career Assessments
A Vocation Assessment is conducted in order to determine an individual’s skills, knowledge and aptitude in a variety of areas, with the purpose of identifying and determining their level of functioning in their job, and future decision-making around employment. For individuals struggling to thrive within their current employment, or for those struggling to maintain employment, the Psychological-Vocational Assessment can help in a variety of ways.
- Identify current strengths and challenges
- Determine realistic employment avenues
- Recommend a course of employment action
Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment
A common myth about ASD is that these kids and adults do not want to have friends or do not care to socialize. That assumption is simply not true. Children, teens and adults with autism want to have friends and want to be included in work outings and events but they struggle with how to make friends or connect. You want your child or teen to be more connected to peers and classmates but what should you do? It is important to figure out whether ASD can explain the challenges you are seeing, especially since treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder are available and can make a big difference.
- Person has rigid or narrow interests
- Has difficulty interacting with peers
- Hypersensitive to touch, smell, light and sounds
- Shows delays in social communications
Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a relatively common, often unrecognized condition. It affects 4.4% of U.S. adults, but most adults with ADHD live with the symptoms and suffer the often-devastating effects of ADHD in their lives without identifying the source of their struggles. Instead, their difficulties are attributed to their own shortcomings. Regardless of the stigma surrounding ADHD, knowing about your adult ADHD is preferable to struggling unawares. With an accurate diagnosis, many treatment options and coping strategies become available. ADHD is not a “one size fits all” disorder and many factors must be considered before a definitive diagnosis is made and an appropriate treatment is found.
- Person has trouble focusing
- Easily distracted and disorganized
- Difficulties engaging in activities requiring mental effort
- Often acts very impulsively