Psychological Assessment & Testing

Psychological testing and assessment services provide valuable information about a child/teen/young adult's cognitive, affective and behavioral functioning. Findings from psychological testing can inform how educators make decisions in the classroom, how physicians prescribe medication, and how parents can make parenting decisions that optimize their child's psychological, behavioral and social development. Common referral questions for psychological assessment and testing:

Referral questions from parents:

  • "Can you help me understand why my intelligent child is not performing well at school?"
  • "Does my child/teen have ADHD?"
  • "Is my child depressed?"

Referral question from a psychiatrist: 

  • "Please help me understand if this patient's difficulty concentrating and restlessness are due to ADHD or another diagnosis. This will help me determine which medication is most appropriate."

What to expect from assessment consultations:

  • An interview to gather psychosocial & developmental information
  • Administration of assessment & testing instruments to multiple sources including:
    • The primary testing subject (child, teen or young adult)
    • Parents or other caregivers
    • Teachers
  • A feedback session focused on discussing assessment findings in clear & understandable language. During the feedback session parents receive:
    • A written integrative summary/report of assessment findings
    • Diagnostic impressions
    • Recommendations for treatment

A testing battery may include:

  • Intelligence testing
  • Achievement/academic testing
  • Behavior rating scales from child, parents and teachers
  • Personality testing
  • Additional performance based assessment tasks

Testing Packages

ADHD Testing Package

  • Clinical interviewing and ADHD Testing (2 hours)
    • Clinical interview with parent and interview/observation with child 
    • Includes general behavioral and emotional assessment forms for parents, teacher and child
    • ADHD assessment forms for parents, teacher and child
    • Computerized assessment (TOVA) with child only.
  • Scoring, interpretation and report writing (4 hours)
  • Testing feedback session (1 hour)
    • Includes comprehensive written report with diagnosis and detailed recommendations, additional helpful handouts, referrals, and ADHD education for parents.

Depression & Anxiety Testing Package

  • Clinical interview with parent and interview/observation with child (1 hour)
  • Depression & Anxiety Testing
    • Includes general behavioral and emotional assessment forms for parents, teacher and child, and specific testing for depressive spectrum disorders and anxiety spectrum disorders for parents and child. 
  • Scoring, interpretation and report writing (2 hours)
  • Testing feedback session (1 hour)
    • Includes comprehensive written report with diagnosis and detailed recommendations, additional helpful handouts, referrals, and Depression and Anxiety education for parents.

IQ Testing Package 

  • IQ testing (2 hours)
    • Intellectual/cognitive assessment of child/adolescent using the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fifth Edition (WISC-V)
  • Scoring, interpretation and report writing (2 hour)
  • Testing feedback session (1 hour)
    • Includes a written report of findings, a discussion of results and recommendations.

IQ & Educational Testing Package 

  • Clinical interview of parents and interview/observations of child (1 hour)
  • IQ testing (2 hours)
    • Intellectual/cognitive assessment of child using the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fifth Edition (WISC-V)
  • Academic Testing (2 hours)
    • Academic achievement assessment of child to evaluate mathematics, reading, and writing skills using the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, Third Edition (WIAT-III)
  • Scoring, interpretation and report writing (4 hours)
  • Testing feedback session (1 hour)
    • Includes comprehensive written report with diagnosis and detailed recommendations, additional helpful handouts, referrals, and guidance for parents.

ADHD, IQ & Educational Testing Package

  • Clinical interview of parents and interview/observations of child (1 hour)
  • IQ testing (2 hours)
    • Intellectual/cognitive assessment of child using the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fifth Edition (WISC-V)
  • Academic Testing (2 hours)
  • Academic achievement assessment of child to evaluate mathematics, reading, and writing skills using the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, Third Edition (WIAT-III)
  • ADHD testing (1 hour).
    • Includes general behavioral and emotional assessment forms for parents, teacher and child, ADHD assessment forms for parents, teacher and child, and computerized assessment (TOVA) with child only.
  • Scoring, interpretation and report writing (8 hours)
  • Testing feedback session (1 hour)
    • Includes comprehensive written report with diagnosis and detailed recommendations, additional helpful handouts, referrals, and guidance for parents.

*Testing packages can be modified to meet individual needs. Time is billed at a flat rate of $200 per hour.

Dr. Aaron Montgomery, licensed psychologist, offers psychological assessment and testing to children and teens in Irvine, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Laguna Beach, Rancho Santa Margarita, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, Anaheim, Orange, Tustin, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Dana Point, Fountain Valley and beyond. Have questions about what type is testing is right for your child? Contact Dr. Montgomery.