Psychological Testing, Learning Disabilities, and ADHD Testing for Adults (age 16 and up)
We have more than 20 years of experience testing adults and determining the most appropriate accommodations for adults with learning or other disabilities at work, school, and work training programs.
Four types of psychological or learning disability evaluations are most frequently requested of Lifelong’s clinical and school psychologists:
Evaluations for adult students and others who need updated documentation of their learning disabilities so they can request accommodations at school, work or during standardized tests such as the MCAT, LSAT, GRE and PRAXIS, GED, etc.
Evaluations to determine vocational and/or educational potential so that planning can be facilitated and good decisions can be made by the client in collaboration with caseworkers and counselors.
Evaluations requested by court and child protection systems to determine whether the individual has the potential to learn new skills (e.g., parenting) despite their cognitive limitations or mental illnesses.
Of course, there is considerable overlap among these categories of referral reasons. The battery of tests chosen is determined by the referral reason, but the core battery will always include an extensive clinical interview, review of previous records, the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Fourth Edition, and the Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Achievement. Tests such as the MMPI-2 RF or Millon may also be used for an objective measure of emotional and mental health functioning, and AD/HD scales such as the Connor or Brown are used as needed. We always use the most recent and up-to-date test batteries for our evaluations.
The clearer the referral reason or purpose for testing, the better. Use our referral form to tell us what you want to know about your client and we’ll do our best to provide an answer or opinion.
Psychological/learning disability testing requires four to eight hours for administering, scoring, and writing of the report with recommendations. Psychological evaluations detail background history and identify levels of cognitive ability, emotional functioning, academic skills and aptitudes, and vocational interests. The report should facilitate planning so that appropriate educational, career, training, or on-the-job training choices can be made. Our psychological evaluations are intended to provide a realistic and comprehensive picture of a client’s potential, and the report describes findings in clear, easy-to-understand language, making the evaluation data a useful tool for primary providers. The information and recommendations included should result in substantial changes in treatment planning by case managers and should facilitate and support appropriate applications for alternative and additional sources of support (e.g., SSI/SSDI, Denver Options, Inc.).