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    In-Person But Distant Testing

    CLARITY CENTERS IS NOW OPEN FOR PSYCHOLOGY TESTING AND ADHD TESTING DURING COVID-19!

    We are using a method we call In-Person But Distant for all psychological testing, including ADHD Testing, Memory Testing, Learning Disability Testing, and Personality Testing. We have an internal office space set up for you while your psychological assessment specialist is in another location. You will connect via computer camera to the testing materials and have some materials in front of you to work on during the process.

    This “tele-testing” platform allows us to perform all the psychological testing you would need to diagnose Learning Disability, ADHD, Dyslexia, and even memory concerns, Dementia, and neuropsychological dysfunction.

    Call us to set up a planning session 410-853-7773 or 800-254-3926! Also consider more information here!

    What is Psychological Testing and Do I Need it?

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    Psychological testing at Clarity Centers is a process of trying to determine the core components of a person’s psychological or mental health problems, personality, IQ, or some other component. It is also a process that helps identifies not just weaknesses of a person, but also their strengths.

    WHAT TO EXPECT WITH PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING

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    If you or a family member has been referred for psychological testing, you probably have some questions about what to expect. Maybe you are concerned if you have depression, memory problems, concentration loss, ADHD, learning disorders, anxiety concerns.

    Or you may have heard about psychological testing and wonder if you or a family member should be tested. In many ways, psychological testing is similar to medical testing. The results of the tests will help inform develop a treatment plan. Psychological evaluations serve the same purpose. Psychologists use tests and other assessment tools to measure and observe a client’s behavior to arrive at a diagnosis and guide treatment.

    PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING GETS YOU AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS

    Just as with medical conditions, the cause of a person’s problems isn’t always clear. For example, if a child is having trouble in school, many diagnoses could explain the struggle:

    • Does he or she have a reading problem such as dyslexia?
    • An attention problem such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?
    • Difficulty with impulse control?
    • Stress or a mood disorder such as depression or anxiety?

    Psychological tests and assessments for ADHD, Learning, and/or Memory allow a psychologist to understand the nature of the problem, and to figure out the best way to go about addressing it.

    SIGNS A PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION MAY BE NECESSARY

    Psychologists are trained to understand the symptoms and early warning signs of mental illness. Psychological evaluations and testing is an important tool which psychologists use. If you, or someone you know is experiencing the following, psychological testing could be of use to your treatment team.

    • Problems in thinking: Having issues with logic, memory, concentration, and even speaking.
    • Social Withdrawal: Losing interest in interacting with close friends and family.
    • Decreased functioning: A change towards having significant difficulties at school, work, social activities; or to perform routine tasks.
    • Apathy: Loss of motivation and desire.
    • Disconnected Self: A hard-to-shake idea of being disconnected from oneself or surroundings. A feeling reality has been altered.
    • Sensitivity Increases: Becoming easily overloaded from sensory input like sights, sounds, and touch.
    • Mood Changes: Rapid or dramatic shifts in emotions; irritability
    • Unusual behavior: Acting in peculiar or uncharacteristic ways
    • Changes in Routines: Declining personal care due to changes in sleep and eating patterns.
    • Irrational Thinking: Illogical thought patterns that impact daily functioning. These could include thoughts you can’t control, or unusual and exaggerated beliefs.
    • Anxiety or Paranoia: Unusual fears, or suspicions of others, situations, or one’s environment.

    TYPES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING

    PERSONALITY TESTING

    From screening a potential employee to diagnosing forms of psychopathology like personality disorder, these tests identify characteristics of a person’s personality. Types of personality tests include:

    • Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory for Adolescents (MMPI-A)
    • Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory (MACI)
    • Personality Assessment Inventory
    • NEO Personality Inventory

    PROJECTIVE TESTING

    These tests involve individuals looking at ambiguous stimuli such as pictures, inkblots, or uncompleted sentences. The individual’s responses give insight into thoughts, feelings, and themes consciously or unconsciously projected into the material. Examples of projective tests include:

    • Rorschach Inkblot Test
    • Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
    • Sentence Completion Test
    • House-Tree-Person Test

    NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL AND EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING

    For children and adults dealing with a brain injury, or other organic neurological problems, a neuropsychological evaluation is often recommended. Executive functioning assessment evaluates: self-regulation, problem solving, planning, organization, inhibition, self-awareness, and working memory. Examples of neuropsychological and executive functioning tests include:

    • Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System (D-KEFS)
    • Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure Test
    • Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS-III)
    • Ruff 2 & 7 Test of Selective Attention
    • BASC: Behavior Assessment System for Children
    • BRIEF: Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function

    ACHIEVEMENT AND INTELLIGENCE TESTING

    These tests measure intellectual functioning and cognitive ability. Achievement tests measure a person’s knowledge in a specific area, usually related to schooling. Intelligence tests measure a person’s ability to adapt to the environment, and the types of knowledge and reasoning they have obtained. Examples of these achievement and intelligence tests include:

    • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-IV)
    • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-V)
    • Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement (WJ-IV)
    • Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT-V)

    COST OF PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING

    Psychological Testing services are contracted through the organization Hales Consulting Services with Clarity Centers. Costs are variable, but are typically a very reasonable $2000 for a 10-hour assessment and report. Costs may be submitted by patients to their insurance carrier for out-of-network reimbursement.

    IN LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES CLARITY CENTERS MAY WORK WITH INSURANCES FOR TESTING. CALL US TODAY AT 410-853-7773 TO DETERMINE WHETHER WE CAN ACCEPT YOUR INSURANCE.

    CONTACT CLARITY CENTERS & BEGIN PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING IN TOWSON, MD.

    Clarity Centers offers psychological testing at our Towson Counseling Clinic. Dr. Shawn Hales and his staff are trained in this unique and powerful assessment process. If you or your loved one is looking for psychological testing for ADHD, Learning Disorder, Memory Concerns, or Mood Disorders, here are the steps to get started:

    1. E-mail Clarity Centers at [email protected]
    2. Schedule an intake with one of our mental health professionals by calling 410-853-7773 or 800-254-3926.
    3. Come in and complete testing!