Richard B. Pazol, Psy.D.
Comprehensive Assessment Services
I provide specialized, comprehensive assessment services for children, adolescents
and adults in order to thoroughly and accurately diagnose Attention Deficit
Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD), Learning Disabilities (e.g. Reading (Dyslexia),
Math, Written Expression), and conditions, such as mood, anxiety and other problems.
Comprehensive assessment can help with:
ACT / SAT
Bar Examination / MPRE
What to Expect
Phase 1 of the Assessment includes a 90-minute Cognitive Assessment Interview that will cover academic, interpersonal, family, medical and psychological history. After the Interview, a computerized test is administered that assesses general emotional functioning, coping, and personality. This information will be compiled and reviewed in order to determine whether further assessment is necessary.
Phase 2 (when indicated) involves formal cognitive testing, which may include intellectual (IQ) assessment, additional emotional/personality assessment and the assessment of other cognitive functions such as attention, memory, executive functioning, reading, writing, mathematics, and other areas, depending on the conditions or symptoms being investigated. Phase 2 typically takes place over two to three extended (2-3 hour long) testing sessions.
Phase 3 involves a review of the results of the Assessment, an explanation of the tests that were administered and the reason for their administration, and a discussion of any applicable recommendations.
Shortly after the conclusion of the assessment, a comprehensive, understandable report detailing the assessment process, the findings, and the applicable recommendations will be provided.