Educational - Psychological Testing
The educational-psychological evaluation is used to determine a student's particular developmental history and educational-psychological strengths and weaknesses. Educational-Psychological Testing evaluates the following:
- - Memory: The ability to remember short and long-term, as well as immediate and delayed memory.
- - Auditory Perceptual Development: The ability to identify, interpret, and attach meaning to sound.
- - Visual Perceptual Development: The ability to coordinate the eye and hand.
- - Figure Ground Discrimination: The ability to perceive letters that form a word and words that form a sentence.
- - Form Constancy: The ability to recognize the same letter in different situations.
- - Position in Space: The ability to identify the direction in which letters are written.
- - Spatial Relations: The ability to identify the relationship of things to each other in space and in relation to one's own body.
- - Language Development: The ability to receive (hearing, reading), associate (understanding and deciphering the information), and express (speaking, writing) language.
- - Sensory Motor Development: The ability to discriminate between right and left, including a vision test.
- - Academic Achievement: Assessing grade level in reading, spelling, writing, arithmetic and phonetic development.
The Educational-Psychological Testing may include, but is not limited to, the following tools and tests:
- Developmental History
- - Interviews with Student and Parents
- - Learning Disability and Dyslexia Checklist
- - Problem - Goal Rating Scale
- - Achenbach Child Behavior Checklist
- Cognitive Development
- - Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children
- - Wechsler Pre-School and Primary Scale of Intelligence
- - Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
- - Children Category Test
- - Wisconsin Card Sort
- - Children's Memory Scale
- - Wechsler Memory Scale
- Emotional Social Development
- - Roberts Apperception Test for Children
- - Rorschach
- - Thematic Apperception Test
- - Madelein Thomas Completion Stories
- - Deskin Sentence Completion Test
- - Figure Drawings
- - Deskin Exploration of Fantasy
- Perceptual Development
- - Wepman Auditory Discrimination Test
- - Bender Visual / Motor Gestalt Test
- - Developmental Test of Visual Perception
- - Trail Making Test - Children/Adult
- Sensory Motor Development
- - Benton Right - Left Discrimination Test
- - Biopter Vision Tests
- - Sensory - Motor Evaluation
- - Lindamood Auditory Conceptualization Test
- - Criterion Test of Basic Skills
- - Wechsler Individual Achievement Test
- - Wide Range Achievement Test
- - Roswell - Chall Auditory Blending Test
- - Roswell - Chall Diagnostic Reading Test
- - Spache Diagnostic Reading Scales
- - Woodcock - Johnson Achievement Tests
- - Task, Stanford Test of Academic Skills
These test assist the psychologist in determining what type of treatment a student may require, be it psychological counseling, educational therapy, tutoring, or independent study. They will also determine ways in which to assist the student in overcoming educational and psychological barriers and help provide an efficient and effective learning experience.
An additional emotional evaluation may be administered that assesses emotional development through an exploration of cognitive awareness, drawings, sentence completion tests and an exploration of internal personality through interpretations of pictures. The emotional evaluation is used to determine if psychological issues are present and if Psychological Counseling is necessary.
Another option, the neuro-psych evaluation, determines whether a problem is due to brain damage or a neurological dysfunction. This is a specialized battery of tests used only for individuals suspected of neurological dysfunctions.
All Testing is provided at facilities in or around Encino, California by licensed medical doctors and psychologists associated with The Learning Center.
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