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Psychological Testing

‚ÄčDePaul Family and Community Services primarily provides psychological assessment for children and adolescents up to age 17. Testing is done by licensed clinical psychologists and graduate level trainees supervised by licensed clinical psychologists. Common reasons for referring children for psychological testing are:
  • Concerns about a child's intellectual abilities (not performing in school, poor problem-solving, poor comprehension, school readiness)
  • Concerns about possible learning disabilities (language, visual or auditory processing problems, motor skill delays)
  • Concerns about attention deficit disorder (inattentive, impulsive, hyperactive)
  • Concerns about the child's emotional functioning (interpersonal relationships, self-esteem, coping abilities, trauma, depression, anxiety)

What happens in the Psychological Testing Program?

In the initial interview, staff gather information about the problems the child is experiencing to determine the need for psychological testing. If psychological testing is determined as necessary, the testing process can take three to six hours and is usually completed over a series of two-three sessions. After testing is complete, a feedback session is held with the family to discuss the findings and recommend a course of action to support the child. Testing helps families understand their child's strengths and weaknesses so they can better realize their potential. Testing may also support the family in seeking additional support from the child's school.

If you are interested in beginning the evaluation process or would like more information, please call (773) 325-7780 and ask for a psychological testing intake.