Assessment & Testing
Springfield Psychological provide psychoeducational testing to determine if an individual has an exceptionality and requires special services or additional supports. Through identifying and understanding strengths/weaknesses, we develop an approach to learning that promotes an individual’s cognitive, academic, and emotional success.
Since all of our testing is completed by certified school psychologists, schools are able to use our evaluations to determine if the student has a disability which requires special education services or accommodations.
Testing can determine various exceptionalities, such as giftedness, learning disabilities, emotional disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, memory issues, concentration difficulty, or developmental disorders.
All academic testing is completed by certified school psychologists, school districts can use our evaluations to determine if the student has a disability requiring special education services or accommodations.
Our school psychologists make effective and reasonable recommendations to assist parents in more effectively helping their child and support school personnel in accommodating student needs. Upon completing the evaluation, our school psychologist will arrange a meeting to review the individual’s strengths/weaknesses, discuss findings/recommendations and provide you with a written report.
The complete evaluation will assess four areas:
Intelligence: An assessment will be made of the individual’s intellectual abilities to gain a measure of the expected levels of achievement and speed of learning.
Perception: Testing will be completed to determine if any perceptual difficulties exist (how a person perceives visual or auditory information). In addition, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (with or without hyperactivity) will be explored if deemed appropriate.
Achievement: Current levels of achievement in basic skill areas (i.e., reading recognition, comprehension, mathematics, etc.) will be evaluated to determine if the individual is above, at, or below expected levels.
Social/Emotional: Social and emotional adjustment will be evaluated in order to identify or rule out other difficulties such as anxiety, depression, etc. Coping styles, strengths and weaknesses are also identified. This information assists the psychologist in gaining better understanding of how the individual feels in addition to how they relate to their environment.
For additional information, including approximate costs, please contact our office at 610-544-2110.