Psychological Assessments For Children & Teens in Apex
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Peak City Psychology offers a wide variety of psychological assessments for children in Apex, NC and surrounding areas. Our goal is to make sure that we are able to understand the needs of your child and accurately assess and diagnose their condition. Once we know more about the needs of your child, we also offer a wide range of children’s therapy and treatments as well.
Children’s Psychological Testing & Assessments
Autism Screening & Diagnosis
Autism screenings are conducted in response to concerns around a child’s social development. Our goal is to help you understand your child’s current functioning and to determine the appropriateness of an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis. Screenings typically include a developmental interview with a parent, administration of relevant questionnaires, and direct testing using the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2).
Early Kindergarten Learning Assessments
Early kindergarten assessments are sometimes required by schools to document a young child’s capacity to manage the demands of a kindergarten classroom. Assessments typically involve an initial parent interview and direct testing a child’s intellectual functioning (i.e., I.Q. testing) and pre-academic skills.
IQ Testing & Intelligence Testing
Intelligence testing is often included in in-depth neuropsychological testing and psycho-educational testing. The goal of intelligence testing is to evaluate your child’s cognitive functioning across a number of domains. This testing allows the provider to identify strengths and weaknesses, as well as areas your child may need additional support in school.
ADHD Evaluation & Diagnosis
Some children and adolescents may struggle with remaining attentive, keeping organized, and being overactive. For these youths, an ADHD evaluation may be appropriate. These evaluations include a diagnostic interview with parents, rating scales to be completed by parents and teachers, and tasks to be completed by the youth. The goal of these evaluations is to identify a proper diagnosis and provide appropriate recommendations.
If your child has shown signs of anxiety, we offer testing and assessments so we can suggest the best course of actions to help you and your child to overcome these issues.
As with intelligence testing, neuropsychological testing and psycho-educational testing can evaluate your child’s cognitive functioning across a number of domains. This testing allows the provider to identify strengths and weaknesses, as well as areas your child may need additional support in school. Intelligence testing is often required for Academic or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) admission.
At Peak City Psychology we offer testing and assessments for the following issues that may present in early childhood depression: sleep difficulties, food refusal, elimination disorder, and parent-child relationship problems.
Testing For Learning Disorders & Disabilities
Children struggling to learn math, reading, or writing in school might have a learning disorder/learning disability. These children typically seem capable of higher academic achievement and their underachievement often creates frustration or confusion for them, their parents, and their teachers. Learning disorders/disabilities are evaluated through various cognitive (IQ testing), educational, and memory/learning tests. Results can explain a child’s learning process and offer recommendations for additional support through school.
Dyslexia Testing & Evaluation
Dyslexia is commonly thought to mean reversing letters of words or whole words. Although this error can be part of dyslexia, it is not its only characteristic. The term dyslexia is interchangeable with the terms reading disorder and reading disability, among others. These terms refer to difficulty developing reading skills, such as decoding, fluency, or comprehension. Testing for dyslexia uses procedures described in the Learning Disorders/Disabilities section.