What is a psychological assessment?

Psychological tests are one of the most complete method to assess cognitive and behavioral aspects of an individual’s personality, founding its analysis on direct observation of a person’s behavior, cognition, along with self-report considerations.

This method is used by clinical, school and forensic psychologists to assess different domains (ex. abstract thinking, intelligence, intellectual disabilities) with objective measures.

It is similar to an MRI scan of the brain whereby physicians try to understand what is the underlying neurological condition, so psychological tests provide very detailed information regarding emotional, behavioral, psychiatric and neurological conditions. We offer a series of psychological tests for children and adults.

Usually it involves an initial interview, a gathering of medical records, testing session(s) and a feedback session.

We do not employee assistants, our doctor does the test at the office, and interpret the score obtained on the tests. Occasionally, you may be asked to complete some forms at home, such as to fill out information about the medical history. If appropriate and after you have provided us with written permission, we can talk to other people (ex. doctors, family members).


What is a psychological assessment?