Academic Assessment at Equilibria
There are times when a comprehensive psychoeducational evaluation is not indicated, but rather a specific question is asked regarding school, learning or vocational functioning.
Specific assessment services include evaluation for the following:
Academic achievement tests are generally used to determine where your child/adolescent ranks among people his/her age. Achievement tests are often provided in conjunction with IQ testing (intelligence testing).
Entrance into Enrichment Programs
Many enrichment programs offer increased engagement for advanced students. Academic assessment is sometimes required to ensure students can handle increased academic engagement provided by enrichment programs
Appropriate Academic Settings
Psychological assessment and testing can be extremely beneficial in determining if a child has specific needs that a specific setting can provide.
Our psychologists are often asked to assess and determine whether children, teens or college-aged students meet specific school-based criteria for modifications related to test taking and learning. Some of these modifications may be allowing for extra time during testing, being given more breaks throughout the school day or being able to use special devices in the classroom.
Through the use of a school readiness assessment, our psychologists can evaluate whether or not your child is emotionally – as well as academically – prepared for school. If there is evidence of delay, a treatment plan with specific recommendations geared toward the child’s needs is developed.
Sometimes schools will ask for specific testing prior to being admitted into a special program. We offer this type of testing based on the specific requirements asked of the school.
IQ scores are often requested by private schools in preparation for admission.
Diagnostic testing can be extremely beneficial in determining if the child/adolescent has a disability that may impede on academic achievement. This type of testing is usually done within the context of a more comprehensive psychoeducational evaluation. This can be extremely important particularly if a child/adolescent may need or already has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
Career or College Guidance
Our psychologists can help assess and guide the individual to determine what college or career may be most suitable based on his/her interests.
Vocational testing is a collection of questions designed to measure the person’s personality traits, IQ, as well as what his/her primary interest may be.
Autism Spectrum Disorders
We provide comprehensive psychoeducational assessment to diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorders and provide clear recommendations for a child/teen’s school-based and home-based functioning and success.