Services

Psychological Testing Division

The psychological assessment services offered at NBI are designed to facilitate understanding of how individuals function and learn by using reliable neuropsychological, educational, and psychodiagnostic tests. An evaluation is most helpful when a learning disability, developmental delay, intellectual disability, or other cognitive problem (e.g., difficulty with memory, attention, or executive functioning skills, such as organization or planning) is suspected. A comprehensive evaluation may also be helpful for individuals struggling with behavioral, social or emotional difficulties (e.g., anxiety, depression, etc.) that seem to be interfering with social, cognitive, or academic functioning. Such evaluations may offer diagnostic clarity and related treatment recommendations.

In general, a comprehensive evaluation is intended to offer increased awareness of why an individual may be struggling to meet developmental, academic, or social milestones. The process often helps to solidify appropriate clinical diagnoses, but more importantly, works to identify which interventional or support services are recommended in order for individuals to perform at their best in multiple settings. As such, upon written consent, our team will communicate as needed with physicians, psychiatrists, therapists, school professionals, and other psychologists to coordinate management of the individual’s treatment plan, educational programs, and/or other necessary referrals or placements.

Overview of Testing Services

Assessments

NBI’s team of psychologists and neuropsychologists conducts comprehensive evaluations in order to understand an individual’s strengths and weaknesses and make an accurate diagnosis. The types of assessments offered by our testing department are listed in the table below.

Assessment Type Description
Developmental Assessment

Provides an understanding of a child’s early developmental status and milestone acquisition in order to define areas or conditions in need of attention or services

 

Gifted Testing

Identifies students eligible for gifted and talented programs and provides feedback to guide the educational process

 

Psychoeducational Assessment

Analyzes the mental processes underlying a child’s academic performance, such as a learning disability or attentional difficulties

 

Psychodiagnostic Assessment

Identifies the presence of disorders, such as an Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Thought Disorder, or Personality Issues

 

NeuropsychologicalAssessment

Investigates an individual’s cognitive impairments and functioning, specifically related to intellectual functioning, speed of mental processing, attention/concentration, planning and organizational abilities, language processing, learning and memory, sensory-perceptual functions, visuospatial processing, and motor speed, strength, and coordination

 

Social-emotional Assessment Distinguishes social-emotional strengths and needs
Disability Assessment

Determines the severity of an individual’s impairment and assesses whether their impairment(s) results in marked or severe functional limitations

 

Forensic Assessment Evaluates parties in criminal or civil cases regarding mental health issues related to their case

 

Consultation

Parent education

Teacher and school staff

Community education

Legal and expert witness

 

For more information about NBI’s Psychological Testing Division, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.