Testing Services I Offer
A psychoeducational evaluation could help you gain a better understanding of your child's strengths and weaknesses. Psychoeducational evaluations are useful if you believe something is impeding your child's learning. The purpose of psychoeducational testing is to determine the appropriate learning environment, level of performance, and need for accommodations. Testing is a process used to confirm or rule out cognitive or learning disabilities, developmental delays, as well as ADHD, language or communication difficulties, processing difficulties, or any other underlying factor contributing to your child's behavioral or emotional concerns.
The evaluation process begins with an in-depth interview with the parent to identify concerns, discuss the history of the problem, and review academic performance, test scores, etc. The actual testing process takes 6 to 8 hours, which are usually broken up into several sessions. Appropriate diagnostic impressions and recommendations will be discussed during a thorough feedback session and detailed in the psychological report.
Gifted Testing can determine if your child is eligible for placement in gifted educational programs. Your child's academic skills may be well beyond their years and their overwhelming curiosity and passion for learning can make it difficult for a general education teacher to provide them with learning opportunities they require. Private gifted testing can help with educational planning, help determine whether your child would benefit from some form of acceleration, offer insight into your child's behavior and learning characteristics, and help determine eligibility for a special school program.
The testing process for gifted takes approximately 2 hours. Appropriate diagnostic impressions and recommendations will be detailed in a thorough report provided to parents.
Psychological assessment is a common method used to evaluate for the presence of psychological, emotional, intellectual, and learning processes that may be impacting a person's ability to function adequately. Dr. Pichon performs psychological testing for court ordered cases as well as personality and emotional functioning, pre-adoption, and pre-surgical evaluations. A variety of methods are used to assess an individual's emotions, behavior, personality, and capabilities. After testing is complete, Dr. Pichon will generate a comprehensive report and schedule a session to discuss the results and recommendations.
There are a number of reasons to have your child evaluated. Common referral reasons include:
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Disruptive Behavior Problems
Learning Problems/ Learning Disorder
Mood Disorders (Ex: Depression, Anxiety)
SAT (or any other standardized test) accommodations
Accommodations in college