Psychological evaluations consist of a series of tests administered by a team of specialists that investigate your cognitive functions, abilities, traits, and behaviors. Each test is curated to examine on an in-depth level exactly how a person reacts, feels, and responds when using specific parts of the brain. A test can vary in format, ranging from structured tasks, puzzles, tests of attention, to surveys. All tests utilize consistently updated psychological research in order to best gauge and interpret performance.
We offer a wide variety of evaluations for ages 6 and up. At Hawks, we believe there is no “one size fits all” with mental health- everyone has their own journey and unique experiences. For that reason, each evaluation is meticulously curated to address your specific needs.
Psychological testing can provide valuable insight into an individual's everyday experiences, personality, learning, and social development. From this point, recommendations tailored to the patient’s specific educational and mental health needs can be made.
The findings/diagnosis can ease access to important resources such as classroom accommodations, course selection, support groups, and therapy. An evaluation can help students request college accommodations as well.
An evaluation can provide crucial information for medical treatment and medications. It can help determine if you’re ready for a surgical procedure.
This will be the initial appointment where you may express any concerns, behaviors, or symptoms. This will help our clinicians to get a deeper perspective regarding you or your loved one’s unique experiences. We want to get to know as much as possible to best be able to serve you and create a custom testing experience. We also provide consultations for parents interested in testing.
Our testing sessions are one-on-one with a clinician that specializes in test administration. We prioritize providing clients with a quiet, private, and comfortable space. Clients will be guided through a variety of unique tasks and tests that will provide our clinicians with in-depth overview of cognition and socio-emotional functioning. Evaluations are usually organized into two hour sessions, so as to not fatigue our clients or impact performance.
During your feedback session, a psychologist will review all findings that were uncovered during testing. They will present a detailed breakdown of your results and diagnosis. They will additionally provide recommendations or suggest accommodations based on your needs, making sure to provide clarity on any questions/concerns you may have.
You will be provided a comprehensive report for your records that includes a breakdown of the tests and the relevant recommendations.