Psychological and Educational Testing in Reading, PA
Need psychological or educational testing, or both? Thriveworks Reading-Wyomissing can help. We have credentialed, licensed, and experienced psychologists that can perform psychological and educational testing to accurately diagnose problems so that you can get the services that you need to succeed and flourish in life.
What is Psychological and Educational Testing?
Many people wonder whether they need psychological or educational testing. Psychological and educational testing can help ensure that others such as mental health professionals, teachers, and physicians can treat you more accurately and efficiently. Testing entails a detailed way of gathering and collecting information about you so they can diagnose you correctly and you can get the best treatment possible and the help that you need. Doctors often recommend psychological testing for ADHD, autism, anxiety, or depression before prescribing medication or specific services. Educational testing can help clients in educational settings or in career development. Educational testing may include aptitude, achievement, or other neuropsychological tests to help teachers and others understand what is impacting a person’s learning. Some evaluations include both psychological and educational assessments to gather information about a client’s mental health and their learning style or to rule out any psychological problems that may be impacting their learning.
Aptitude or Intelligence tests measure a person’s ability to reason verbally and nonverbally and shows how people solve problems and process information. Achievement tests measure academic levels in reading and math and in written and oral expression. Psychological Testing often entails objective tests or rating scales that help to determine a person’s personality and their social, emotional, behavioral, and adaptive functioning. Psychological tests can also help determine a person’s fit for work, careers, police duty, relationships, adoption, custody, or capacity to stand trial in forensic situations. Neuropsychological testing offers a way to gather additional and detailed information about cognitive processes such as sensory and motor functions, visual-spatial functioning, memory, language, attention, executive functioning, and cognitive efficiency, fluency, and processing speed.
How Can Thriveworks-Reading/Wyomissing Help?
If you think that you or a loved one would need or benefit from a psychological or educational evaluation, contact a Thriveworks Reading-Wyomissing counselor. Discuss your motivation for testing so we can help you decide what kind of testing is best for you and if you would be an appropriate candidate for an assessment. If you are curious about your behavior or are seeking diagnostic clarification, further testing might be the right service for you. Let’s get you “thriving!”
Your Team at Thriveworks Reading Counseling