What is the difference between a psychological screening and a psychological test or evaluation?
Screenings and tests both provide insight into potential issues for a child. Screenings are time efficient and cost effective in comparison to expensive and long psychological testing sessions. If further testing is recommended, there are providers that will credit a percentage of the amount spent on the screening. In sum, the screening is the first place to start if you or your child’s teachers/school counselors have concerns.
When should I schedule a screening?
The screening is a 3 hour long process and takes place in our office in Kennesaw. We recommend that you allow for 3.5 hours in case there are any questions you would like answered or information our psychometrician may need from you.
How long will it take to get the report?
After the screening, the psychometrician will send the screening to a licensed neuropsychologist. She will evaluate the answers and send back a full report within 48 hours.
What do I do after receiving the report?
Within the report, information about mental health, learning disabilities and potential for ADHD will be addressed and shown to you. The neuropsychologist will also make recommendations, if needed, for psychotherapy, counseling, or further evaluation. As the parent, you may do with this information as you please. At our practice, we offer psychotherapy and counseling and would be happy to connect you with one of our licensed professionals should your child need these services.
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