Psychological or psychoeducational assessment/evaluation provides objective information to help clarify diagnoses, explore underlying learning issues and achievement levels, and understand psychological functioning. The focus is on the complex interplay between functional capabilities at the cognitive, educational, behavioral, and psychological level and the exploration of how each component influences other aspects of functioning.
The objective is to gather essential information to direct treatment and educational planning. More comprehensive assessments emphasize integrating the different types of test results/findings to understand how they apply to treatment and presenting issues. This complex analysis differentiates the testing services that Dr. Newes provides.
For adolescents and young adults, parents are often directly involved in the evaluation. For adults, significant others, a spouse, attorneys, clinical professionals help provide collateral information used in the assessment. As part of the process, Dr. Newes collects background information and goes over test results with all involved parties in detail, emphasizing the applied relevance of the findings.