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Psychological assessments allow individuals and families to ascertain a root cause behind specific behaviors or thought patterns which may be affecting their relationships, work, learning or everyday life. By understanding these patterns and pinpointing similarities, the psychologist and the patient can better determine and execute a strategy for overcoming reoccurring obstacles.

Hope Counseling provides psychological assessments including personality tests, intelligence testing, achievement testing, ADHD testing and more in Lakeland, FL and surrounding areas. These assessments may be used in an employment setting to determine an applicant’s proclivity for a specific position, by educational institutions to aid in a child’s future learning, by parents to help them support their child’s development and by many other groups or organizations. Psychological assessments provide an outline for of current behavioral patterns and psychological processes, and also help to inform a strategy for building on each child’s or adult’s unique learning process, personality, goals and other characteristics.

If you are seeking qualified, professional psychological assessments, ADHD testing and other evaluations in Lakeland, FL or across our thirteen offices across Florida, contact us today.


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General Psychological Testing:
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom”
– Aristotle

• Tests Offered:

• The tests available will vary depending on the nature of the testing. Please see some of the other more specific testing procedures to find out about the types of tests available for each type of testing procedure.

• Definition:

General psychological testing can refer to a wide variety of assessments. Some psychological evaluations can include a full battery of tests including intelligence testing, achievement testing, and personality testing. Some psychological evaluations may employ simple self-report measures to screen for psychological difficulties such as depression and anxiety. General psychological testing can be requested for several reasons. Some people choose to undergo a general psychological evaluation in order to learn about themselves or to gain insight to particular difficulties. Some individuals use general psychological evaluations as a way to help with treatment planning while working with a psychologist, psychiatrist, or other mental health care provider. Other individuals need general psychological assessments for adoption cases, school accommodation requests, legal proceedings, for certain medical procedures, or for any of several other reasons.

• The Process:

When you Contact Us, we will gather relevant information regarding your testing needs and attempt to match you with an available provider who can administer the necessary assessments. With your permission, we will schedule an appointment with one of our qualified clinicians based on your needs and availability. Upon arriving to the initial appointment, you will be asked to complete some paperwork, pay any fees, and then you will meet with the clinician. The clinician will then explain the details of the assessment process. Typically, the testing process consists of an in-depth interview, covering the client’s relevant background information, any present symptoms, main concerns, and the reason that testing is being sought. Depending on the client’s age, the clinician may wish to meet with the parents/guardians at some point during the assessment process. The assessment is then conducted by the clinician. Some assessments may need to be divided into multiple sessions, depending on the amount of testing required and the client’s attention, pace, and need for breaks.

Following the assessment, the clinician explain the process for submitting the report. The clinician will then score all tests, review the data and observations, interpret the results, and complete the report. In some cases, the clinician may wish to schedule a follow-up appointment to discuss the test results and provide the client with a copy of the report.

In order to keep costs down and provide a training environment to aspiring professionals, Hope Counseling Centers employs interns and practicum students who often provide assessment services under the supervision of a licensed psychologist. Our interns and practicum students are highly-trained and proficient at administering, scoring, and interpreting test results. All reports submitted by our interns and practicum students are reviewed by a licensed psychologist, who also meets with the clients at some point during the testing process. Electing to receive assessment services from an intern or practicum student is a great way to obtain testing services by a capable professional at a fraction of the cost that you would pay at most mental health care facilities.

Feel free to Contact Us to find out more about our general psychological testing services or to schedule an appointment for general psychological testing.

Intelligence Testing:
“Intelligence is what you use when you don’t know what to do.”
– Jean Piaget
• Tests Offered:

• [Leiter-R] Leiter International Performance Scale-Revised (Ages 2 to 20)
• [WPPSI-III] Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence – Third Edition (Ages 2:6 to 7:3)
• [WPPSI-IV] Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence – Fourth Edition (Ages 2:6 to 7:3)
• [WISC-IV] Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fourth Edition (Ages 6 to 16:11)
• [WISC-IV SPANISH] Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children –Fourth Edition Spanish (Ages 6 to 16:11)
• [TONI-4] Test of Nonverbal Intelligence (Ages 6 to 89:11)
• [WAIS-IV] Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – Fourth Edition (Ages 16:0 to 90:11)
• [EIWA-III] Escala de Inteligencia de Wechsler para Adultos – Tercera Edicion (Ages 16 to 64:11)
• [DENVER-II] Denver Developmental Screening Test (Ages 2 Weeks to 6 years)*
*Note: The Denver-II is a test used to screen for possibly cognitive difficulties. It can be used to ESTIMATE a child’s abilities, but it does NOT produce an IQ score and it is not used to determine a child’s intelligence.

• Definition:

Intelligence is generally thought of as the ability to form concepts, solve problems, acquire information, reason and understand social norms. Intelligence is most often divided into verbal and nonverbal abilities. Intelligence testing is the estimation of an individual’s relative abilities through their performance of various tasks. The Intelligence Quotient (or IQ) score is generally measured through standardized testing with norm-referenced tests. Results obtained from intelligence tests are not necessarily an indication of how “smart” you are; intelligence tests merely estimate an individual’s relative abilities.The variety of intelligence tests that we offer at Hope Counseling Centers typically attempt to measure an individual’s abilities in reasoning, memory, verbal comprehension, and speed of processing. The length of time required for these tests depends on the age and ability level of the client as well as the test being administered. Some of our intelligence tests are also offered in Spanish.

• The Process:

When you Contact Us, we will gather relevant information regarding your testing needs and attempt to match you with an available provider who can administer the necessary assessments. With your permission, we will schedule an appointment with one of our qualified clinicians based on your needs and availability. Upon arriving to the initial appointment, you will be asked to complete some paperwork, pay any fees, and then you will meet with the clinician. The clinician will then explain the details of the assessment process. Typically, the testing process consists of an in-depth interview, covering the client’s relevant background information, any present symptoms, main concerns, and the reason that testing is being sought. Depending on the client’s age, the clinician may wish to meet with the parents/guardians at some point during the assessment process. The assessment is then conducted by the clinician. Some assessments may need to be divided into multiple sessions, depending on the amount of testing required and the client’s attention, pace, and need for breaks.

Following the assessment, the clinician explain the process for submitting the report. The clinician will then score all tests, review the data and observations, interpret the results, and complete the report. In some cases, the clinician may wish to schedule a follow-up appointment to discuss the test results and provide the client with a copy of the report.

In order to keep costs down and provide a training environment to aspiring professionals, Hope Counseling Centers employs interns and practicum students who often provide assessment services under the supervision of a licensed psychologist. Our interns and practicum students are highly-trained and proficient at administering, scoring, and interpreting test results. All reports submitted by our interns and practicum students are reviewed by a licensed psychologist, who also meets with the clients at some point during the testing process. Electing to receive assessment services from an intern or practicum student is a great way to obtain testing services by a capable professional at a fraction of the cost that you would pay at most mental health care facilities.

Feel free to Contact Us to find out more about our intelligence testing services or to schedule an appointment for intelligence testing.

Achievement Testing:
“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.”
– Kofi Annan
• Tests Offered:

• [WJ-III] Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement – Third Edition (Ages 2 and up)
• [WJ-IV] Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement – Fourth Edition (Ages 2 and up)
• [WIAT-III] Wechsler Individual Achievement Test – Third Edition (Ages 4 to 50:11)

• Definition:

Achievement tests are designed to measure an individual’s performance in specific academic areas such as reading comprehension, written expression, and mathematical computations. Achievement tests only measures an individual’s knowledge of particular content areas based on predetermined norms that account for age and grade level. Achievement tests do not measure an individual’s intelligence. The length of time required for these tests depends on the age and ability level of the client as well as the test being administered. The Wechsler Individual Achievement Test – Third Edition (WIAT-III) is available in Spanish.• The Process:

When you Contact Us, we will gather relevant information regarding your testing needs and attempt to match you with an available provider who can administer the necessary assessments. With your permission, we will schedule an appointment with one of our qualified clinicians based on your needs and availability. Upon arriving to the initial appointment, you will be asked to complete some paperwork, pay any fees, and then you will meet with the clinician. The clinician will then explain the details of the assessment process. Typically, the testing process consists of an in-depth interview, covering the client’s relevant background information, any present symptoms, main concerns, and the reason that testing is being sought. Depending on the client’s age, the clinician may wish to meet with the parents/guardians at some point during the assessment process. The assessment is then conducted by the clinician. Some assessments may need to be divided into multiple sessions, depending on the amount of testing required and the client’s attention, pace, and need for breaks.

Following the assessment, the clinician explain the process for submitting the report. The clinician will then score all tests, review the data and observations, interpret the results, and complete the report. In some cases, the clinician may wish to schedule a follow-up appointment to discuss the test results and provide the client with a copy of the report.

In order to keep costs down and provide a training environment to aspiring professionals, Hope Counseling Centers employs interns and practicum students who often provide assessment services under the supervision of a licensed psychologist. Our interns and practicum students are highly-trained and proficient at administering, scoring, and interpreting test results. All reports submitted by our interns and practicum students are reviewed by a licensed psychologist, who also meets with the clients at some point during the testing process. Electing to receive assessment services from an intern or practicum student is a great way to obtain testing services by a capable professional at a fraction of the cost that you would pay at most mental health care facilities.

Feel free to Contact Us to find out more about our achievement testing services or to schedule an appointment for achievement testing.

Learning Disability Testing:
“Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
– Albert Einstein
• Tests Offered:

• [Leiter-R] Leiter International Performance Scale-Revised (Ages 2 to 20)
• [WPPSI-III] Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence – Third Edition (Ages 2:6 to 7:3)
• [WPPSI-IV] Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence – Fourth Edition (Ages 2:6 to 7:3)
• [WISC-IV] Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fourth Edition (Ages 6 to 16:11)
• [WISC-IV SPANISH] Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children –Fourth Edition Spanish (Ages 6 to 16:11)
• [TONI-4] Test of Nonverbal Intelligence (Ages 6 to 89:11)
• [WAIS-IV] Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – Fourth Edition (Ages 16:0 to 90:11)
• [EIWA-III] Escala de Inteligencia de Wechsler para Adultos – Tercera Edicion (Ages 16 to 64:11)
• [WJ-III] Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement – Third Edition (Ages 2 and up)
• [WIAT-III] Wechsler Individual Achievement Test – Third Edition (Ages 4 to 50:11)

• Definition:

A learning disability is a neurological condition in which an individual has difficulties in acquiring knowledge and skills in a particular content area to the level that would be expected of those of the same age. Learning disabilities are often seen as difficulties in reading, writing, and/or mathematics that result from an individual’s brain being “wired” differently. A learning disability does not mean that an individual is “stupid”, it simply means that the person processes information differently than others.The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) defines a learning disability as follows:

“Specific Learning Disability” means a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, which may manifest itself in an imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or to do mathematical calculations. The term includes such conditions as perceptual handicaps, brain injury, minimal brain dysfunction, dyslexia, and developmental aphasia. The term does not include children who have learning problems which are primarily the result of visual, hearing, or motor handicaps, of mental retardation, of emotional disturbance, or of environmental, cultural, or economic disadvantage.”

Typically, individuals who have learning disabilities are those who have average to above average intellectual abilities, yet are failing, struggling with, or experiencing significant difficulties in learning one or more subjects. Learning disabilities are assessed by comparing an individual’s intelligence test results with achievement test results (as well as taking into consideration educational, medical, and developmental history). The intelligence test establishes an individual’s baseline ability level, or where they should be able to perform, while the achievement test establishes actual performance levels. When compared, significant discrepancies between estimated intelligence and achievement can help to identify a specific learning disability. Learning disability tests can be performed in English or Spanish.

• The Process:

When you Contact Us, we will gather relevant information regarding your testing needs and attempt to match you with an available provider who can administer the necessary assessments. With your permission, we will schedule an appointment with one of our qualified clinicians based on your needs and availability. Upon arriving to the initial appointment, you will be asked to complete some paperwork, pay any fees, and then you will meet with the clinician. The clinician will then explain the details of the assessment process. Typically, the testing process consists of an in-depth interview, covering the client’s relevant background information, any present symptoms, main concerns, and the reason that testing is being sought. Depending on the client’s age, the clinician may wish to meet with the parents/guardians at some point during the assessment process. The assessment is then conducted by the clinician. Some assessments may need to be divided into multiple sessions, depending on the amount of testing required and the client’s attention, pace, and need for breaks.

Following the assessment, the clinician explain the process for submitting the report. The clinician will then score all tests, review the data and observations, interpret the results, and complete the report. In some cases, the clinician may wish to schedule a follow-up appointment to discuss the test results and provide the client with a copy of the report.

In order to keep costs down and provide a training environment to aspiring professionals, Hope Counseling Centers employs interns and practicum students who often provide assessment services under the supervision of a licensed psychologist. Our interns and practicum students are highly-trained and proficient at administering, scoring, and interpreting test results. All reports submitted by our interns and practicum students are reviewed by a licensed psychologist, who also meets with the clients at some point during the testing process. Electing to receive assessment services from an intern or practicum student is a great way to obtain testing services by a capable professional at a fraction of the cost that you would pay at most mental health care facilities.

Feel free to Contact Us to find out more about our learning disability testing services or to schedule an appointment for learning disability testing.

Gifted Identification Testing:
“Genius without education is like silver in the mine.”
– Benjamin Franklin
• Tests Offered:

• [Leiter-R] Leiter International Performance Scale-Revised (Ages 2 to 20)
• [WPPSI-III] Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence – Third Edition (Ages 2:6 to 7:3)
• [WPPSI-IV] Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence – Fourth Edition (Ages 2:6 to 7:3)
• [WISC-IV] Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fourth Edition (Ages 6 to 16:11)
• [WISC-IV SPANISH] Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children –Fourth Edition Spanish (Ages 6 to 16:11)
• [TONI-4] Test of Nonverbal Intelligence (Ages 6 to 89:11)
• [WAIS-IV] Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – Fourth Edition (Ages 16:0 to 90:11)
• [EIWA-III] Escala de Inteligencia de Wechsler para Adultos – Tercera Edicion (Ages 16 to 64:11)
• [WJ-III] Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement – Third Edition (Ages 2 and up)
• [WIAT-III] Wechsler Individual Achievement Test – Third Edition (Ages 4 to 50:11)

• Definition:

Gifted testing typically refers to an evaluation that is used in order to determine whether or not a child meets criteria for placement within a public school’s gifted program. Intelligence testing is required in order for a child to meet criteria for gifted placement. The average score on an intelligence test is an IQ score of 100. In order to meet testing criteria for gifted placement, an individual must typically score two standard deviations above the average (the standard deviation is 15 points), meaning that the individual would have to achieve an overall IQ score of 130 in order to meet testing criteria for gifted placement.Be aware the IQ score alone does not guarantee placement in the gifted program. There are many steps to the gifted placement process, though the IQ score is a significant part of the process. Some counties may require certain scores on achievement testing as part of the gifted placement criteria. It is possible for an individual to meet criteria for gifted placement and also have a learning disability. Gifted Identification tests can be performed in English or Spanish.

• The Process:

When you Contact Us, we will gather relevant information regarding your testing needs and attempt to match you with an available provider who can administer the necessary assessments. With your permission, we will schedule an appointment with one of our qualified clinicians based on your needs and availability. Upon arriving to the initial appointment, you will be asked to complete some paperwork, pay any fees, and then you will meet with the clinician. The clinician will then explain the details of the assessment process. Typically, the testing process consists of an in-depth interview, covering the client’s relevant background information, any present symptoms, main concerns, and the reason that testing is being sought. Depending on the client’s age, the clinician may wish to meet with the parents/guardians at some point during the assessment process. The assessment is then conducted by the clinician. Some assessments may need to be divided into multiple sessions, depending on the amount of testing required and the client’s attention, pace, and need for breaks.

Following the assessment, the clinician explain the process for submitting the report. The clinician will then score all tests, review the data and observations, interpret the results, and complete the report. In some cases, the clinician may wish to schedule a follow-up appointment to discuss the test results and provide the client with a copy of the report.

In order to keep costs down and provide a training environment to aspiring professionals, Hope Counseling Centers employs interns and practicum students who often provide assessment services under the supervision of a licensed psychologist. Our interns and practicum students are highly-trained and proficient at administering, scoring, and interpreting test results. All reports submitted by our interns and practicum students are reviewed by a licensed psychologist, who also meets with the clients at some point during the testing process. Electing to receive assessment services from an intern or practicum student is a great way to obtain testing services by a capable professional at a fraction of the cost that you would pay at most mental health care facilities.

Feel free to Contact Us to find out more about our gifted identification testing services or to schedule an appointment for gifted identification testing.

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Testing:
“ADD is like going through life, carrying a one-man band contraption with a broken strap.”
– Julia Smith-Ruetz
• Tests Offered:

• [Conners 3] Conners – Third Edition (Ages 6 to 18)
• [CAARS] Conners Adult ADHD Rating Scales (Ages 18 and up)
• [CBCL] Child Behavior Checklist (Parent and Teacher Report)

• Definition:

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) testing is a comprehensive assessment of many individual variables in order to determine the probability of an ADHD diagnosis. There is no specific test that can be used alone to diagnose ADHD. Any assessment of ADHD will include an in-depth evaluation of the individual’s background information, educational, medical, and developmental history, including any behavioral/psychological difficulties. Behavioral and psychological screenings are necessary in order to rule out other conditions as a cause of the presenting symptoms.Typically, ADHD is assessed through the use of rating scales that are completed by parents, teachers, and sometimes the individual themselves. In many cases, intelligence testing is necessary in order to assess the individual’s concentration, attention, and processing. In some cases (especially when there are learning difficulties), a learning disability evaluation may be necessary in order to rule out a specific learning disorder. In some cases, individuals are mistakenly thought to have ADHD when there is a learning disability because the two disorders can both result in an externalized presentation (i.e. acting out in class and poor academic performance). ADHD tests can be performed in English or Spanish.

• The Process:

When you Contact Us, we will gather relevant information regarding your testing needs and attempt to match you with an available provider who can administer the necessary assessments. With your permission, we will schedule an appointment with one of our qualified clinicians based on your needs and availability. Upon arriving to the initial appointment, you will be asked to complete some paperwork, pay any fees, and then you will meet with the clinician. The clinician will then explain the details of the assessment process. Typically, the testing process consists of an in-depth interview, covering the client’s relevant background information, any present symptoms, main concerns, and the reason that testing is being sought. Depending on the client’s age, the clinician may wish to meet with the parents/guardians at some point during the assessment process. The assessment is then conducted by the clinician. Some assessments may need to be divided into multiple sessions, depending on the amount of testing required and the client’s attention, pace, and need for breaks.

Following the assessment, the clinician explain the process for submitting the report. The clinician will then score all tests, review the data and observations, interpret the results, and complete the report. In some cases, the clinician may wish to schedule a follow-up appointment to discuss the test results and provide the client with a copy of the report.

In order to keep costs down and provide a training environment to aspiring professionals, Hope Counseling Centers employs interns and practicum students who often provide assessment services under the supervision of a licensed psychologist. Our interns and practicum students are highly-trained and proficient at administering, scoring, and interpreting test results. All reports submitted by our interns and practicum students are reviewed by a licensed psychologist, who also meets with the clients at some point during the testing process. Electing to receive assessment services from an intern or practicum student is a great way to obtain testing services by a capable professional at a fraction of the cost that you would pay at most mental health care facilities.

Feel free to Contact Us to find out more about our Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder testing services or to schedule an appointment for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder testing.

Personality Testing:
“What we call personality or character is a highly complex product of a long integrative process, a process which may go wrong and may be largely undone at any stage.”
– William McDougall, M.D.
• Tests Offered:

• [PAI] Personality Assessment Inventory (Ages 18 and up)
• [MMPI-2] Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory – Second Edition (Ages 18 and up)
• [MMPI-A] Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory – Adolescent (Ages 14 to 18)
• [MCMI-III] Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III (Ages 18 and up)
• [MAPI] Millon Adolescent Personality Inventory (Ages 13 to 18)
• [Rorschach] The Rorschach Inkblot Test (Ages 5 to 70)
• [TAT] Thematic Apperception Test (Ages 5 to 79)
• [HTP] House-Tree Person Technique (Ages 3 and up)

• Definition:

Personality testing is an assessment designed to reveal aspects of an individual’s character or psychological disposition. Personality tests can be used in forensic settings, as a supplemental support for individual or relationship counseling, career planning, employee selection, and for diagnosing psychological problems. There are two types of personality assessment, objective measures and projective measures. Objective personality tests such as the MMPI-2, PAI, and MCMI-III typically consist of self-report questionnaires that ask the individual to rate how well a question or statement applies to them. Projective tests such as the Rorschach Inkblot Test and TAT involve presenting the individual with a vague scene, object, or scenario and asking them to provide an interpretation of the item. The HTP test asks the individual to create a drawing, which is then analyzed and interpreted based on the details included in the drawing.It is important to note that personality tests alone are not sufficient to adequately diagnose a personality disorder. Personality tests are only one tool that is used along with general observations, background information, reported symptomology, and other test results in order to make a personality disorder diagnosis. Any personality testing will include an in-depth evaluation of the individual’s background information, educational, medical, and developmental history, including any behavioral/psychological difficulties.

• The Process:

When you Contact Us, we will gather relevant information regarding your testing needs and attempt to match you with an available provider who can administer the necessary assessments. With your permission, we will schedule an appointment with one of our qualified clinicians based on your needs and availability. Upon arriving to the initial appointment, you will be asked to complete some paperwork, pay any fees, and then you will meet with the clinician. The clinician will then explain the details of the assessment process. Typically, the testing process consists of an in-depth interview, covering the client’s relevant background information, any present symptoms, main concerns, and the reason that testing is being sought. Depending on the client’s age, the clinician may wish to meet with the parents/guardians at some point during the assessment process. The assessment is then conducted by the clinician. Some assessments may need to be divided into multiple sessions, depending on the amount of testing required and the client’s attention, pace, and need for breaks.

Following the assessment, the clinician explain the process for submitting the report. The clinician will then score all tests, review the data and observations, interpret the results, and complete the report. In some cases, the clinician may wish to schedule a follow-up appointment to discuss the test results and provide the client with a copy of the report.

In order to keep costs down and provide a training environment to aspiring professionals, Hope Counseling Centers employs interns and practicum students who often provide assessment services under the supervision of a licensed psychologist. Our interns and practicum students are highly-trained and proficient at administering, scoring, and interpreting test results. All reports submitted by our interns and practicum students are reviewed by a licensed psychologist, who also meets with the clients at some point during the testing process. Electing to receive assessment services from an intern or practicum student is a great way to obtain testing services by a capable professional at a fraction of the cost that you would pay at most mental health care facilities.

Feel free to Contact Us to find out more about our personality testing services or to schedule an appointment for personality testing.

Adaptive Functioning Testing:
“The striving to achieve an end is the mark of behavior; and behavior is the characteristic of living things.”
– William McDougall, M.D.
• Tests Offered:

• [Vineland-II] Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales – Second Edition (Ages 0 to 90)

• Definition:

Adaptive behaviors testing (also known as adaptive functioning testing) is an assessment designed to examine an individual’s ability to adjust to situations. Adaptive behaviors testing explores the individual’s ability to initiate, maintain, and change behaviors in order to live independently or function safely and appropriately in daily life. Adaptive behaviors can include skills such as grooming, safety, food preparation, adherence to rules, ability to work, financial management, cleaning, social skills, and personal responsibility expected of the individual’s age range and social group. These behaviors can also be referred to as activities of daily living. Adaptive behaviors testing is considered necessary in order to be able to make a diagnosis of an intellectual disability (formerly referred to as mental retardation). Intelligence testing alone is not sufficient to make a diagnosis of an intellectual disability.The Vineland-II is an interview-based survey that explores an individual’s behaviors and abilities in the areas of communication, socialization, motor skills, and general daily living abilities. The Vineland-II can also be completed by parents/caregivers and teachers. This test of adaptive behaviors can be used for individuals with suspected intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, hearing impairment, post-traumatic brain injury, and dementia.

• The Process:

When you Contact Us, we will gather relevant information regarding your testing needs and attempt to match you with an available provider who can administer the necessary assessments. With your permission, we will schedule an appointment with one of our qualified clinicians based on your needs and availability. Upon arriving to the initial appointment, you will be asked to complete some paperwork, pay any fees, and then you will meet with the clinician. The clinician will then explain the details of the assessment process. Typically, the testing process consists of an in-depth interview, covering the client’s relevant background information, any present symptoms, main concerns, and the reason that testing is being sought. Depending on the client’s age, the clinician may wish to meet with the parents/guardians at some point during the assessment process. The assessment is then conducted by the clinician. Some assessments may need to be divided into multiple sessions, depending on the amount of testing required and the client’s attention, pace, and need for breaks.

Following the assessment, the clinician explain the process for submitting the report. The clinician will then score all tests, review the data and observations, interpret the results, and complete the report. In some cases, the clinician may wish to schedule a follow-up appointment to discuss the test results and provide the client with a copy of the report.

In order to keep costs down and provide a training environment to aspiring professionals, Hope Counseling Centers employs interns and practicum students who often provide assessment services under the supervision of a licensed psychologist. Our interns and practicum students are highly-trained and proficient at administering, scoring, and interpreting test results. All reports submitted by our interns and practicum students are reviewed by a licensed psychologist, who also meets with the clients at some point during the testing process. Electing to receive assessment services from an intern or practicum student is a great way to obtain testing services by a capable professional at a fraction of the cost that you would pay at most mental health care facilities.

Feel free to Contact Us to find out more about our adaptive behaviors testing services or to schedule an appointment for adaptive behaviors testing.

Memory/Abbreviated Neurological Testing:
“Memory is the cabinet of imagination, the treasury of reason, the registry of conscience and the council-chamber of thought.”
– Giambattista Basile
• Tests Offered:

• [WMS-IV] Wechsler Memory Scale – Fourth Edition (Ages 16 to 90:11)
• [KSNAP] Kaufman Short Neuropsychological Assessment Procedure (Ages 11 through 85+)*
• [Neuropsi] Neuropsi Spanish Screener – Evaluación neuropsicológica Breve en Español (Ages 16 to 86)*
• [MMSE] Mini Mental Status Examination (Ages 18 to 100)**Note: These tests are used to assess memory, but also serve other neurological screening purposes such as attention, orientation, language, visuomotor skills, and calculations.

• Definition:

Memory testing is an assessment used to measure several different memory functions. The primary memory test, the WMS-IV, looks at the areas of auditory memory, visual memory, visual working memory, immediate memory, and delayed memory. Memory tests can be used to help assess for declining cognitive functioning associated with dementia as well as sudden loss of cognitive functioning associated with traumatic brain injury. Be aware that memory tests are not the sole determinant for a diagnosis of dementia or a traumatic brain injury. The Neuropsi is a Spanish neurological screener that can assess memory, but is also used for screening attention/concentration, orientation, language, executive functioning, visuomotor skills, reading, writing, and calculations. The MMSE can be used as a memory screener, but it is a standard procedure performed on all clients in order to screen for cognitive difficulties, including orientation, attention, calculation, recall, language, and judgment.

• The Process:

When you Contact Us, we will gather relevant information regarding your testing needs and attempt to match you with an available provider who can administer the necessary assessments. With your permission, we will schedule an appointment with one of our qualified clinicians based on your needs and availability. Upon arriving to the initial appointment, you will be asked to complete some paperwork, pay any fees, and then you will meet with the clinician. The clinician will then explain the details of the assessment process. Typically, the testing process consists of an in-depth interview, covering the client’s relevant background information, any present symptoms, main concerns, and the reason that testing is being sought. Depending on the client’s age, the clinician may wish to meet with the parents/guardians at some point during the assessment process. The assessment is then conducted by the clinician. Some assessments may need to be divided into multiple sessions, depending on the amount of testing required and the client’s attention, pace, and need for breaks.

Following the assessment, the clinician explain the process for submitting the report. The clinician will then score all tests, review the data and observations, interpret the results, and complete the report. In some cases, the clinician may wish to schedule a follow-up appointment to discuss the test results and provide the client with a copy of the report.

In order to keep costs down and provide a training environment to aspiring professionals, Hope Counseling Centers employs interns and practicum students who often provide assessment services under the supervision of a licensed psychologist. Our interns and practicum students are highly-trained and proficient at administering, scoring, and interpreting test results. All reports submitted by our interns and practicum students are reviewed by a licensed psychologist, who also meets with the clients at some point during the testing process. Electing to receive assessment services from an intern or practicum student is a great way to obtain testing services by a capable professional at a fraction of the cost that you would pay at most mental health care facilities.

Feel free to Contact Us to find out more about our memory/abbreviated neurological testing services or to schedule an appointment for memory/abbreviated neurological testing.


Important notes:
• Please be aware that the testing services listed are subject to change based on community need and provider availability. Feel free to Contact Us to find out which services are currently available.

• Please note that reports can take several weeks to complete and some clinicians may require the follow-up appointment before releasing the report. As such, please make sure to schedule any necessary testing several weeks before the test results would be required (in cases where the test results need to be submitted somewhere before a deadline).

• When you Contact Us to schedule an appointment for testing, please inform the front office staff if the client does not speak, speaks another language other than English, has physical limitations, vision or hearing problems, or has a need for any special accommodations.

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