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Psychological Testing Specialist

Acadian Care LLC

Psychiatry & Mental Health Counseling Located in New Orleans, LA, Mandeville, LA, Slidell, LA, Hammond, LA, & Gulfport, MS

Psychological testing is a critical part of assessing and diagnosing your child’s intellectual, behavioral, and emotional needs. Acadian Care LLC provides expert psychological testing services at their offices located in New Orleans, Mandeville, Slidell, and Hammond, Louisiana, and Gulfport, Mississippi. Call Acadian Care LLC or schedule a consultation online today to learn more about psychological testing and if it’s right for your child.

Psychological Testing Q & A

What is psychological testing?

Acadian Care LLC uses psychological testing to assess and understand your child’s emotional, behavioral, and intellectual capabilities. 

The tests help your provider enhance their understanding of your child’s needs and identify the obstacles preventing them from achieving their full potential. 

The tests provide valuable information that informs your child’s treatment plans as well as individualized education programs (IEP). 

Psychological testing also allows your provider to monitor your child’s progress and assess the effectiveness of their treatment plan. In some cases, annual testing is needed to ensure your child continues to receive the right treatment and support. 

Additionally, educational testing can identify your child’s academic strengths and weaknesses early in their academic career so that you can invest in any tutoring or additional support needed to help them thrive. 

What happens during psychological testing?

Psychological testing isn’t like academic testing. Your provider may ask your child questions or give them tasks to complete. 

There’s no right or wrong answer in psychological testing. The assessments are designed to gather details about your child’s mental health and educational needs. 

What are the different types of psychological testing?

Acadian Care LLC provides a comprehensive range of psychological and educational testing and reporting for children of all ages and stages of development. 

  • Developmental screening: (up to 36 months)
  • Developmental screening: (beyond 36 months)
  • IQ (cognitive) testing
  • Gifted screening
  • Gifted testing
  • Placement testing (pre-K)
  • Learning disorder (LD) Screening
  • Learning disorder (LD) Psychological Testing
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD) screening
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD) assessment
  • Autism spectrum disorder screening
  • Psychological testing for autism spectrum disorder
  • Personality assessment (ages 9-19 years)
  • Other specific behavior/mood disorder assessment (e.g., anxiety, depression, conduct)
  • Comprehensive psychological assessment
  • Comprehensive psycho-educational assessment

In addition to these psychological evaluations, Acadian Care LLC also offers NEBA® testing for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). 

NEBA measures your child’s brain activity to determine if their behavioral issues are due to ADHD or another condition. 

Your provider can explain the psychological tests in detail and recommend the tests that are best suited to identify your child’s needs. 

What are the benefits of psychological testing?

Psychological testing is a valuable diagnostic tool. It provides the details needed for accurate diagnosis and treatment planning. It can often uncover hidden symptoms and issues that wouldn’t be immediately obvious in other types of assessments. 

Psychological tests help identify academic strengths and weaknesses which inform learning strategies and other counseling techniques to help your child thrive in the classroom.

If you’ve been advised that your child should have psychological testing, call Acadian Care LLC or schedule an appointment online. The experienced and compassionate providers can answer your questions and deliver expert testing for your child.