The Testing Process

An Evaluation or Testing consists of the following steps:

Step 1: The Initial Interview

An initial or diagnostic interview will be conducted on the first session in order to discuss the reason for testing, area of concerns, and background information. The initial interview may take up to an hour or more depending on each individual case. Based on the information gathered at the interview, the psychologist will determine the battery of tests to be administered on the day of testing.

Step 2: The day of Testing

The client will come in for the testing session(s), which vary in length depending on the individual case. Full evaluations typically take between 4 to 6 hours depending on the individual. For younger clients, sessions are usually 3 to 4 hours in length. Testing sessions are scheduled in the morning and may be conducted over on to two days depending on the individual.

Step 3: The Feedback

Once the psychologist has analyzed the test results, he or she will write up a comprehensive report with a summary of the findings, and recommendations for treatment planning, and/or school accommodations. At the feedback session, the client will receive a copy of the comprehensive report, and be provided with an explanation of the results. A Feedback session can take up to an hour or more in length and is scheduled two to three weeks after the testing date.