These comprehensive assessments of cognitive and emotional functioning benefit individuals with a variety of concerns:
- Academic or learning difficulties
- Memory concerns
- Problems concentrating or focusing at school/work
- Diagnosed relevant medical conditions
- Concussion/Head injury
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Learning disability/disorders
Neuropsychological assessments can also be helpful for individuals desiring a baseline cognitive evaluation prior to certain medical procedures. Those with a family history of cognitive difficulties or dementia can also benefit from a baseline cognitive evaluation.
Learning Disability/Educational Assessment
These cognitive assessments provide information about a student's learning strengths and weaknesses. The student's abilities and cognitive potential are compared to others of a similar age. Detailed reports generated from these assessments can be used to guide appropriate interventions and approaches to maximize the learning potential of the student.
Memory difficulties are among the most common complaints of individuals across the lifespan, but they are particularly common among the elderly. Formal assessment of memory helps identify if someone's memory difficulties are truly an area of concern or if they are just part of normal changes in life. Memory is a complex process that can be disrupted in many ways. A memory assessment will help clarify if significant memory problems exist and what type of memory problems are present.
Parents, school officials, and medical providers may notice that a child is having social difficulties, sensory problems, repetitive behaviors, or difficulties with transitions. These issues can be a result of a variety of factors. Neuropsychological assessments can determine if these problems are consistent with normal development, an autism spectrum disorder, or another diagnosis.
We provide counseling services for depression, anxiety, social skill development, parenting skills, and family/marital issues. Using evidence-based approaches, our counseling and psychotherapy sessions provide a high level of care. We primarily approach therapy from a cognitive-behavioral perspective, which has been found to be effective with a variety of psychological problems. We also incorporate mindfulness, emotional regulation skills and other relevant therapeutic methods.
Our Assessment Process
At Hesed, we believe that our clients deserve comprehensive, high-quality assessments. We start with a detailed clinical interview, which enables us to customize a selection of assessment tools to address each individual’s specific needs. After the testing is complete, we provide a feedback session to explain our findings in easy-to-understand terms. We will also provide an extensive report that summarizes the findings and provides detailed recommendations for the client and those within their circle of care (i.e., family, schools, health care providers).