Psychological and Psychoeducational

Psychological Testing and Assessment has been a specialty of mine since the 1970’s., and since then I have worked on the development and standardizations of several of the most widely used, individually administered intelligence tests. My research on testing children is cited in graduate school texts on assessment of children as well as in previous editions of the test manuals of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children and the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale. I estimate that to-date, I have conducted over 5,000 psychological testing batteries on children and adolescents.

Children are typically referred by their parents, pediatricians, and schools for evaluation of:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (with or without Hyperactivity)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Psychological factors associated with medical conditions
  • Psychoeducational Assessment
  • Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Giftedness
  • Parent-Child Relational Problems
  • Social and/or Interpersonal Problems

A psychological assessment typically includes an intelligence test, test of academic functioning, test of visual-motor skills, and tests of emotional functioning. The test battery varies depending upon the referral question(s). Psychological testing can be a challenging, yet fun experience for your child. It is an arduous process for the psychologist, however, as in addition to the administration, scoring, and interpretation of many tests, the writing of a full report (for parents to do with as they see fit) takes many, many hours. Psychological testing, therefore, is expensive and is not covered by health insurance policies unless it is related to an already established, severe medical condition. Psychological testing is generally conducted on weekends in the morning hours.

The following is a list of psychological tests in which I have been trained and have used for over 25 years:

  • Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Children (Latest Edition)
  • Wechsler Pre-School and Primary Scales of Intelligence (Latest Edition)
  • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (Latest Edition)
  • Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales – II (Survey Interview Form)
  • Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale (Latest Edition)
  • Kaufman Survey of Early Academic and Language Skills
  • Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test (K-BIT)
  • Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement (Latest Edition)
  • Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (Latest Edition)
  • Wide Range Achievement Test (Latest Edition)
  • Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test
  • Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration
  • Rorschach Technique
  • Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
  • Incomplete Sentences
  • House-Tree-Person Projective Drawings
  • Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test
  • Receptive and Expressive One-Word Vocabulary Test
  • Children’s Autism Rating Scale – II (CARS2)

Numerous others . . . .