Psychological Testing & Assessment services
In many ways, psychological testing and assessment are similar to medical tests. If a patient has physical symptoms, a primary doctor may order X-rays or blood tests to understand what’s causing those symptoms. Psychological evaluations serve the same purpose. Psychologists use tests and other assessment tools to measure and observe a client’s behavior to arrive at a diagnosis and guide treatment. The results of the tests help inform and develop a treatment plan. We offer numerous forms of diagnostic tools based on subjective and objective evaluations of the individual’s symptoms.
Psychological testing is not a single test or even a single type of test. It encompasses a whole body of dozens of research-backed tests and procedures of assessing specific aspects of a person’s psychological makeup. Some tests are used to determine IQ, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Developmental Delays and Personality etc.
Types of testing services provided at Faculty Minds
- IQ: Assessing an individual’s intellectual capacity is an important aspect to investigate. It gives us a picture of their level of understanding, critical thinking and reasoning ability.
- ADHD: ADHD testing helps us understand which category of ADHD the individual falls in; inattentive, hyperactive, impulsive or any combination of the three. This helps us articulate a specific therapy plan to target the specific needs of the client.
- Learning Disability: These tests help parents, teachers and therapists understand what challenges a child faces when learning information and the severity of these challenges. As therapists, we can also gauge the psychological problems attached to learning difficulties and holistically work on the child’s development.
- Social Quotient: SQ gives us an understanding of the child’s social development involving age-appropriate physical, mental and emotional development. It helps the therapist to recognize the gaps hindering child’s social life.
- Emotional Quotient: EQ assesses an individual’s emotional functioning, including how they relate to others, understand their emotions and express them. It gives insights into gaps in an individual’s emotional understanding which may be causing them internal frustration and general dissatisfaction in life.
- Personality Testing: These tests help us understand the individual’s personality, preferences and behaviors in their everyday life. It gives us a peek into their likes and dislikes and how their character traits may be influencing or reinforcing any emotional challenges they may be experiencing
- Developmental Scales: These scales are usually administered on children and adolescents to assess the developmental gap between them and develop goals to work upon.
- Behavioral Procedures: These are subjective procedures conducted by trained professionals to assess children and adolescents in their natural setting and reliable data to understand the problem in-detail.
- Neuropsychological Tests: They are conducted to identify cognitive and motor difficulties which may be hampering the individual’s overall growth.
- Depression, Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Suicidal ideation, Hopelessness Questionnaires: These questionnaires assess the current mental state of an individual. It emphasizes how the individual perceives himself and the relationship he shares with self as well as his environment.