Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD):
Have you noticed that you’re not performing as well as you used to at work? Are you missing details? Are you struggling to concentrate? Maybe your workload has increased recently and you find that you’re struggling to keep up? Or you’re forgetting deadlines or missing deadlines? If some of these difficulties feel familiar, you may benefit from an evaluation that will help you better understand where exactly you’re struggling. A psychological evaluation for ADHD can clarify these or other concerns that may be impacting your ability to be at your best at work and in other areas of your life. The comprehensive ADHD evaluation is designed to help you understand your growth areas and provide recommendations that can help you function more effectively. In addition, if you are a college student with ADHD, an updated psychological evaluation is essential documentation to help you secure accommodations that will support your academic success in college.
Learning Disability (LD):
If you have noticed yourself struggling with certain aspects of learning such as remembering material you’ve learned, having difficulty with reading, or having difficulty doing math, an evaluation for learning disability can guide you in understanding your strengths and weaknesses. Once this evaluation is completed, you will receive an overview of your strengths and weaknesses and individualized recommendations that will help you in addressing any challenges identified in the evaluation. In addition, if you are a college student with a learning disability, an updated psychological evaluation is essential documentation to help you secure accommodations that will support your academic success in college.
Bariatric psychological evaluations
Thinking of undergoing bariatric surgery? You will need a psychological evaluation before you can do so. A psychological evaluation of candidates for bariatric surgery is crucial, not only to assess if this if surgery is the right fit for you but also to better understand your motivation, readiness, behavioral challenges, and other emotional factors that may impact your adjustment during and post the surgery itself. A good bariatric psychological evaluation is one which is not only detailed enough to satisfy insurance requirements, but also provides you with strategies to change your behavior, which will ultimately improve your post-surgery outcomes.
Medical procedure evaluations
Psychological evaluations may also be requested before certain medical procedures. In such cases, the psychological evaluation is mainly done to assist the medical team by letting them know which patient would be a better candidate for certain invasive and non-invasive medical procedures. This evaluation is also used to identify certain factors that will help you as a patient to attain better positive outcomes and ultimately sustain a healthier lifestyle. Typically, your physician will refer you for this type of evaluation.
Most companies realize the value in using psychological tests as part of the employee selection and promotion process. A psychological test has the potential to bring objectivity and validity to the recruitment process. This is especially true for certain types of employment, in which it is mandatory to get a psychological evaluation done before you can be selected for the relevant positions. Typically, your employer will refer you for this type of evaluation.
Law enforcement evaluations:
Law enforcement is one of the most stressful occupations in the world. Therefore, it is typically mandatory that candidates for law enforcement positions undergo a psychological evaluation during the recruitment process. A psychological evaluation of law enforcement candidates is conducted to assess whether candidates may struggle with any mental health or emotional challenges that would negatively impact their ability to perform effectively as an officer of the law. The psychological evaluation for law enforcement candidates also assesses their ability to withstand the psychological stressors that are typical of a law enforcement position. Chanderbhan Psychological Services provides psychological evaluations in Laredo, Texas for candidates who are seeking positions with Customs and Border Patrol (CBP).
We understand psychological assessments can be confusing and you may have questions about the process. Here are a few questions that are most commonly asked:
Q. How do I know what kind of psychological assessment I need?
If you are referred for a psychological assessment by a potential employer, you should receive paperwork that tells the psychologist what kind of evaluation is required. Most psychologists will also follow up with the referral source to clarify what exactly is needed.
If you refer yourself for an assessment, an initial consultation will be conducted first. Based on this assessment, the psychologist will decide what kind of evaluation is further required to provide a thorough understanding of your difficulties.
Q. How long does psychological testing take?
A lot of people are familiar with medical tests, which typically last a few minutes. Psychological tests do take more time. A comprehensive assessment may take 5-6 hours and may be done in one appointment or several appointments. Typically, a report is written and a feedback session is held with you to give you a detailed overview of the results and recommendations.
Q. What is the cost of a psychological assessment?
Psychological assessments vary depending on the referral concern and on what requirements the referral source (e.g., employer, physician) may have. Because referral concerns and referral sources vary, psychological assessment prices vary. If you have questions about the pricing of psychological assessments, please call us.
Q. Does insurance cover psychological assessment for adults?
Insurance covers some types of psychological assessments. However, insurance does not typically cover other types of assessments, for instance, learning disability and ADHD assessments for adults. However, you can typically use HSAs (healthcare flexible spending accounts) to pay for psychological assessments.
Still have questions?
If you still have questions about psychological assessments or have been referred for an assessment, please call to schedule an appointment.