Assessment

Dr. McDermott provides psychological assessments, including learning disability evaluations, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) assessments, personality tests, and IQ tests.

 

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.

- Aristotle


Assessment

I provide psychological assessments (also known as evaluations) for children, teenagers, and adults. Testing is sometimes required for children and teens as a way to document a need for academic accommodations or medication, as appropriate. Educational testing can be helpful for understanding cognitive functioning, strengths and growth areas, and learning style. Personality testing can help facilitate a deeper understanding of oneself, including patterns in relationships and behavior. I utilize collaborative assessment techniques when appropriate, as I aim to make all variations of testing a rewarding experience that helps you learn more about yourself. 

Assessment Services:

  • Learning Disability Evaluations
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Evaluations
  • Personality Evaluations
  • IQ Testing

What can you expect during the assessment process?

Typically, an evaluation begins with an interview, which lasts about 90 minutes. During this time, I will gather important information about the issue being addressed, the history of the issue, and the questions you hope to have answered. At that point, two or three additional sessions for the actual testing are scheduled, which usually last between two and four hours each. Sometimes, I may find it helpful to have your permission to talk with a teacher or another provider about his/her observations about your behavior. We will also schedule a discussion session, during which time we will talk about the results of the testing and any recommendations that might be helpful. A written report is provided as part of the evaluation.  


Fees and Payment

Assessment fees vary based on the type of testing required, so please inquire. I accept cash, check, debit, and credit card.