Parents concerned about their child's learning, achievement, emotions, or behavior can receive information about their child's functioning through psychological evaluations. These evaluations help inform treatment plans and school accommodations, if needed. Psychological evaluations vary in composition based on the presenting concern, but often include an assessment of social, emotional, and intellectual functioning as well as a measure of school achievement.
Some of the benefits of a psychological assessment include the ability to :
- Assess strengths and weaknesses in intellectual and academic functioning
- Evaluate the appropriateness of educational placement, supplemental services, or accommodations
- Explore the impact of particular circumstances or stressors on emotional and behavioral functioning
- Inform treatment in both medical and therapeutic contexts