Effective treatment begins with precise diagnoses. Perspectives uses a number of techniques to evaluate each patient, always catered to individual need. Testing helps build a clear understanding of mental and emotional functioning and identify strengths and weaknesses, allowing us to base treatments on strengths.

An evaluation can provide answers to various complex questions.  Often, people go many years without answers to why they feel the way they feel.  An evaluation can put the pieces together and provide a precise diagnosis to inform treatment or to help clients attain appropriate accommodations in school/work.

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Many clients present the following concerns:

  • Problems with attention
  • Memory loss
  • Learning difficulties
  • Concussion/Head injury
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Chronic pain
  • Sleep problems
  • Academic and occupational struggles
  • Behavioral problems
  • Impulsivity
  • Addiction
  • Relationship stress

Our evaluations are often used for:

  • Diagnostic clarification
  • Treatment planning
  • Educational Accommodations (IEE)
  • College academic accommodations/disability
  • Occupational accommodations
  • Disability reports

Types of Evaluations

  • Comprehensive Neuropsychological Evaluation
    • We administer extensive assessments to provide the fullest picture of our client’s neurocognitive and psychological functioning.  These evaluations are designed to identify the causes for certain clusters of symptoms.  For example, we can differentiate if a client’s symptoms are due to anxiety versus ADHD.  Comprehensive evaluations are most often used when individuals have failed in treatment, do not agree with a diagnosis, do not have a clear diagnosis, or need comprehensive testing for academic or disability purposes.
  • Targeted Evaluations
    • We often conduct targeted evaluations when a question exists relating to specific impairments or areas of functioning. We offer the following targeted evaluations:
      • ADHD & Executive Functioning Evaluation
      • Traumatic Brain Injury/Post-Concussion Syndrome Evaluation
      • Cognitive Impairment/Dementia Evaluation
      • Psychological/Psychiatric Evaluation
  • IEE and School Evaluation Services
    • We offer Independent Education Evaluations (IEE) for parents seeking an outside and second-opinion regarding a school evaluation.  Attaining an IEE can be essential to ensuring that your child receives the appropriate diagnosis and services.  By seeking out an objective opinion from a provider outside the school system, you are taking the first step toward a more accurate diagnosis.  We also strive to ensure that our reports are up to the specific school board standards.
  • Screeners
    • These are shorter and more targetted assessments that are offered if you already are aware of a particular problem area and want to gain more information.  For example, we often provide reading screeners for parents that are suspicious that their child may be struggling in school due to dyslexia.  Screeners can offer a direction for further treatment and testing. These are also helpful for children or older adults who cannot tolerate long testing sessions.
      • Academic Achievement
        • Reading, Mathematics, Writing
      • ADHD & Executive Functioning
      • Traumatic Brain Injury/Post-Concussion Syndrome
      • Dementia
      • Psychological
      • Brain Mapping/EEG
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG) Digital Brain Mapping Evaluation
    • An EEG is a powerful technique that provides a snapshot of how the brain is functioning.
    • An EEG evaluation can be added on to any of our assessments and is also available as a stand-alone screener.
    • An EEG can identify problems in brain function that may be impacting behavior.  Although EEG alone cannot be used to make a specific diagnosis, it can provide a increased precision when used alongside other neuropsychological measures.