Assessments
General Information
Children's Center for Psychological Assessment & Development offers a variety of psychological and psychoeducational assessments for educational, clinical and forensic purposes.

Psychological Assessment
Comprehensive evaluation of a child's cognitive, academic, behavioral, and mental health functioning, to determine a clinical diagnosis and offer treatment recommendations. Types of conditions a child might be experiencing include the following:
  • ADHD
  • Intellectual Disability and Developmental Delay
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Social maladjustment including Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder
  • Trauma and PTSD

Psychoeducational Assessment
Comprehensive evaluation of a child's cognitive, academic, behavioral and social-emotional functioning to arrive at a classification decision with subsequent recommendations. This type of evaluation is conducted when a child requires an individualized education plan (IEP) or Section 504 plan with subsequent accommodations and behavioral/academic intervention recommendations. Types of questions addressed include whether a child is experiencing one of the following conditions:
  • Learning Disabilities
    • Reading, mathematics and writing problems including dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia.
  • Intellectual Disability and Developmental Delay
  • Attentional issues or other mental or behavioral health conditions that require support
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Emotional and Behavioral Issues

Evaluation of Neuropsychological Processes
Comprehensive evaluation of a child's cognitive, academic, behavioral, social, emotional functioning. Additionally, the following abilities are evaluated to understand a child's profile of strengths and weaknesses:
  • Attention
  • Memory and Learning
  • Auditory Processing & Phonological Awareness
  • Visual-Motor-Perceptual Functioning
  • Executive Functioning

Child Welfare Evaluation
Psychological evaluation of children and families to determine diagnostic impressions, risk of child maltreatment, treatment recommendations to protect children and families from the cycle of abuse and neglect, termination of parental rights, and pathway to reunification for parents/guardians.

Gifted Assessment
Evaluation of a child's intellectual ability (IQ) to determine whether the child meets criteria for gifted programming. The IQ test results will be used in conjunction with additional data from the child's school to determine whether the threshold for giftedness has been met.

Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE)
Comprehensive evaluation of a child's cognitive, academic, behavioral, adaptive (if needed), and social-emotional functioning. The Center offers IEEs as an independent, unbiased, second opinion to the evaluation conducted by the public school system. Parents, caregivers, special education attorneys and school districts seeking expertise in this area should consider our services.

Dyslexia Screening
Evaluation of the processes that are predictive of dyslexia for children in early elementary grades. The Center's specialized approach to dyslexia screening will cost-effectively determine whether your child is at-risk for dyslexia.

ADHD Evaluation
Children and adolescents with suspected ADHD are sometimes prescribed medications without a thorough screening for ADHD. The Center offers an ADHD evaluation to determine whether your child has ADHD and the severity of such. Importantly, this evaluation will also screen for other mental health conditions that may appear like ADHD but be related to an underlying behavioral or social-emotional condition.

Charter School Evaluations
Comprehensive psychoeducational (Pennsylvania) or cognitive (New Jersey) evaluations for private or public charter schools incorporating your school's unique cultural/ecological needs. Whether your school requires a single evaluation or a series of evaluations over a specific time period then please consider our services.

Community Agency Psychological Evaluations
Brief, cost-effective evaluations for community agencies. If your agency requires a single evaluation or evaluations on an ongoing basis then please contact the Center to discuss your options.

Private School Entry
Evaluations for private school entry specifically tailored to your child's and schools' unique needs.