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Clinical Psychology Associates of North Central Florida, has a more than 20-year tradition of providing comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological assessments of adults, adolescents and children.
We can assist with performing evaluations of intelligence (IQ), personality, adjustment, learning disabilities, memory problem, dementia, language skills, nonverbal skills, sensory and motor skills, executive functions, and the neuropsychological consequences of stroke, anoxia, neurological illnesses and injuries. We perform evaluations of brain injury, effects of toxic exposure on the brain, effects of medication, effects of substance abuse or overdose, and offer pediatric neuropsychological assessment of childhood brain injuries and neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, and learning disabilities. We ofer evaluations of dementia, multiple sclerosis, stroke, and pre-surgical evaluations.
Assessment involves administering and interpreting psychological tests and integrating this with current and past symptoms, observations, information about developmental, biological, social, educational, and life experiences. See our general services page for further description of our approach and philosophy on assessment.
Neuropsychological assessment (sometimes abbreviated as neuropsych assessment) is often needed for diagnostic reasons, determinations of impairment or consequences of illness or injury and when there are changes or concerns about functioning or competency. Neuropsychological assessment is often sensitive at picking up on neurological illness or disturbances in neurological status before these are apparent on routine neurological examination, screening measures such as the MMSE, or neuroimaging such as CT, SPECT, PET, or MRI scans (though are not a substitute for these or neurological consultation). Neuropsychological assessment also allows for an understanding of the behavioral, cognitive, emotional, functional impact of structural findings which may be present on these neurological tests.
Many of our psychologists have experience in teaching or supervising the administration and or interpretation of psychological tests. Review of staff Vitae reveals our psychologists have also been involved in test development and research on psychological and neuropsychological tests. We offer forensic evaluations in personal injury, disability, and criminal homicide cases. By arrangement, IMEs may be conducted out-of-town.
Due to our focus on psychodiagnostic and assessment that our psychologists provide in the North Florida region, we have an extensive collection of psychological and neuropsychological tests for preschool children, school-age children, adolescents, adults and seniors.
Please beware that in the State of Florida, only licensed psychologists may perform or describe their testing or evaluations as psychological. This is to protect the public from misuse by less qualified individuals since testing involves important judgments that may have an impact on your treatment or decisions made about you. Beware of people trying to get around this by describing psychological testing by other terms.
Our extensive experience with neuropsychological and psychological testing and assessment includes experience with commonly used psychological and neuropsychological tests such as the following list which includes an expanded Halstead-Reitan neuropsychological test battery only a partial list):
- Personality, Psychiatric and Adjustment -
These tests examine for major depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, somatoform disorders as well as personality tratins such as histrionic, antisocial, borderline, paranoid, and schizoid disorders. Some have validity scales which help assess response bias and/or malingering as well as efforts to appear unreasonably virtuous. Adolescent Personality Scale (APS), Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-2), Children's Apperception Test (CAT), Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI-2), Geriatric Depression Rating Scale, Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2 and MMPI-Adolescent), Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI), Rorschach Inkblot Technique, Rotter Incomplete Sentence Blanks, Thematic Apperception Test (TAT), Trauma Symptm Inventory (TSI), Adult Manifest Anxiety Scale (AMAS), Differential Assessment of Post-Traumatic Stress (DAPS)
- Visuoanalytic and Visuoconstructive -
Beery Test of Visual Motor Integration (VMI), Bender-Gestalt, Benton Facial Recognition Test (BFRT), Benton Judgment of Line Orientation (BJOLO), Benton Visual Form Discrimination Test (BVFD), Hooper Visual Organization Test (HVOT), Rey Osterrieth Complex Figure (RCFT)
- Language and Related Skills -
These tests are designed to asssess verbal fluency, naming, receptive and expressive language skills, as well as auditory processing and comprehension. Boston Naming Test (BNT), Clinical Evaluation of Language Functioning (CELF), Controlled Oral Word Association Test (COWAT), Multilingual Aphasia Examination, Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT), Reitan-Indiana Aphasia Screening Test (RIAST), Test of Adolescent Language (TOAL), Test of Written Language (TOWL), Token Test
- Memory and Learning -
California Verbal Learning Test - II (CVLT-II), Contiuous Visual Memory Test (CVMT), Mattis Dementia Rating Scale (MDRS), Memory Assessment Scale (MAS), Rey Verbal Learning Test (RVLT), Memory for Designs, Tests of Memory and Learning (TOMAL), Wechsler Memory Scale -III (WMS-III and IV), Wide Range Assessment of Memory and Learning (WRAML-2), Continuous Visual Memory Test (CVMT)
These tests are designed to assess effort, validity of memory and neuropsychological tests, response bias, and suboptimal effort. In addition, many neuropsychological tests have built-in measures or scales which help assess validity and effot. Tests of Neuropsychological Malingering (TNM-Memory), Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM), Rey Fifteen Item Test, Green's Word Memory Test (WMT), Victoria Symptom Validity Test, Rey 15-Item Test represent a range of tests used for this purpose. Other tests such as the MMPI-2 and PAI include scales which examine for response bias in responding to self-report inventories and inventories such as the Structured Inventory of Malingered Symptoms (SIMS) may be helpful for assessing atypical psychiatric, cognitive or memory complaints.
Category Test (CT), Wisconsin Card Sort Test (WCST)
- Behavioral Rating Scales -
Conners Rating Scales - Revised (CPRS and CTRS), Parenting Stress Inventory (PSI), Revised Behavior Problem Checklist (RBPC), Adaptive Begavior Assessment System (ABAS-II), Gilliam Asperger’s Disorders Scale (GADS), Gilliam Autism Rating Scale (GARS), Clinical Assessment of Behavior (CAB)
- Attention and Related Abilities -
Continuous Performance Test (CPT), GFW Test of Selective Auditory Attention, Seashore Rhythm Test (SRT), Speech Sounds Perception Test (SSPT)
- Sensory, Motor, Coordination and Related Skills -
Grip Strength, Finger Oscillation, Grooved Pegboard, Luria Figures and Motor Sequences, Reitan-Klove Lateral Dominance Examination (RKLDE), Reitan-Klove Sensory-Perceptual Examination, Tactual Performance Test (TPT)
- Competency and Adaptive Functioning
Adaptive Behavior Assessment System II (ABAS-II) Human Activity Profile (HAP), Independent Living Scale (ILS) Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale
Sales Predictor Inventory, Self Directed Search (SDS)
- Executive Function and Misc. Neuropsychological Tests -
Stroop Interference Procedure (SIP), Trail Making Test (TMT), Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST)
- Cognitive and Achievment -
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale - IV (WAIS-IV), Wechsler Intelligence Scale For Children - IV (WISC-IV), Weschsler Primary Preschool Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI), Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT-4), Woodcock-Johnson Achievement Battery (WJ-III), Woodcock-Johnson Cognitive Battery (WJ-III). Brief screening measures include the Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test (KBIT-2)