PRUEBAS PSICOLÓGICAS

REALIZAMOS PRUEBAS PSICOLÓGICAS PARA NIÑOS, ADOLESCENTES Y ADULTOS.

 

TODAS LAS PRUEBAS SON COMPLETADAS POR UN PSICÓLOGO CON LICENCIA (PH.D.). TAMBIÉN TENEMOS UN PSICÓLOGO ESCOLAR (DR. VILLESCA) QUE PUEDE AYUDARLE A MEDIR SU EVALUACIÓN PARA QUE TAMBIÉN CUMPLA LAS NECESIDADES DE LAS PRUEBAS ESCOLARES PARA OBTENER ALOJAMIENTOS QUE BENEFICIARÍAN A SU HIJO.

Los diagnósticos de autismo han aumentado exponencialmente en las últimas décadas. Datos recientes indican que 1 de cada 45 personas serán diagnosticadas con trastorno del espectro autista. La intervención temprana es muy importante para el éxito a largo plazo. Un diagnóstico suele ser la clave para determinar dónde funciona un individuo en el espectro del autismo.

Actualmente no hay una lista de espera. Podrá hacer una cita rápidamente. La evaluación es realizada por un psicólogo con licencia, el más alto grado en el campo. Tendrá un informe profesional individualizado de dos a tres semanas. Las recomendaciones se discutirán a fondo para que sepa cuáles son los siguientes pasos una vez que se realiza el diagnóstico, lo ayudamos a guiarlo sobre qué hacer a continuación.

DESÓRDENES DEL ESPECTRO AUTISTA

Una evaluación para el autismo incluye una entrevista clínica muy exhaustiva con los padres, escalas de calificación estandarizadas y la administración de ADOS-2. Se puede determinar una evaluación cognitiva adicional si también hay sospechas de problemas de aprendizaje o atención que afectan el funcionamiento de una persona. Una evaluación muy detallada de las habilidades sociales también es esencial para determinar cuáles son las fortalezas y debilidades del individuo con respecto a relacionarse efectivamente con los demás.

¿Necesita capacitación en habilidades sociales? El Dr. Villesca utiliza el currículo de habilidades sociales de Michelle Garcia Winner, que tiene formas divertidas, atractivas y efectivas de analizar los matices del lenguaje social. El plan de estudios se divide en grupos de edad que van desde niños pequeños hasta adultos.

¿Cuánto cuesta? Una evaluación integral para el autismo comienza en aproximadamente $ 520 después de la entrevista de diagnóstico inicial. (La mayoría de los seguros reembolsará a través de los beneficios "fuera de la red" para este tipo de pruebas psicológicas, la tasa de reembolso depende de su plan específico).

Dyslexia is so much more than the common misconception of letter or number reversals (although this can happen, it is a typical occurrence up until around age 7).  Dyslexia also has different sub-types:

Phonological Dyslexia (or dysphonetic dyslexia/surface dyslexia)- trouble sounding out and blending words, phonemic awareness difficulties.  For many individuals, reading is laborious.  Sight words don't seem to "stick".

Visual Dyslexia (or dysedetic dyslexia)- Phonemic awareness is not a problem, neither is sounding out words.   However, children often guess the first letter of the word and commonly mistake it for a different word.  They cannot recognize words they just read a few seconds earlier.  Reading comprehension often suffers because they misread and substitute many common words for other words (e.g., these for tree).

There is another sub-type called "deep dyslexia" and this one is very rare.


At Katy Psychological Services, several of our psychologists are trained in diagnosing learning disabilities.  No two children are alike (and sometimes there is more than one disability suspected).   Our job is to find out "why" your child is struggling and "how" to fix it.

DYSLEXIA TESTING

​Does My Child Have Dyslexia?

Psychological Evaluations are completed by Licensed Psychologists.  At Katy Psychological Services, PLLC, we conduct testing for children, adolescents, and adults.  (It is important that we note we have specific training and expertise in working with and treating children, and we hope that you make sure you select someone who has this background). 

A psychological evaluation usually helps to provide a specific diagnosis that helps to better explain how to treat the symptoms.  In some cases, there is more than one diagnosis or some symptoms may seem like one disorder,  but may actually be something different. 

 

PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATIONS

Do you have other questions?  Call us (832) 913-8747.  We're happy to help.

ATTENTION-DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (AD/HD)

There are 3 subtypes of ADHD:

ADHD Inattentive Type (formerly known as ADD)

ADHD Hyperactive-Impulsive Type

ADHD Combined Type (Inattentive, Hyperactive, Impulsive symptoms combined)

Some common symptoms include trouble focusing, inattentive, forgetful, daydreaming, or even "lazy" and "unmotivated".  These are some terms used to describe this condition.  ADHD is most commonly diagnosed before the age of 7, but if you have a mild version you may have gone through grade school and even most of your life without a formal diagnosis.  The inattentive type is commonly known as ADD, but it's actually an outdated term, the correct form is "ADHD Inattentive Type".  It's defined by having difficulty with focus, a short attention span, difficulty starting and completing work.  Add in fidgeting, difficulty sitting still, restlessness, and overactive, interrupting others, impulsive, or "always on the go" and that describes the hyperactive-inattentive type.  So how do you know if you need to be tested?  If your symptoms are interfering with your daily life (e.g., work, school, home) and they are bothersome to you, it may be worth considering an evaluation.  

ADHD EVALUATION

ADHD can be evaluated using a good clinical interview, computerized performance test (CPT) and parent, teacher, and spouse/close friend or relative) input.  We obtain full background history, current concerns, and also assessing executive functioning skills (ability to plan ahead, maintain attention to task, organize, complete tasks, etc.)  Our evaluations include a formal written report complete with a diagnosis (if applicable) and recommendations based on your specific needs.  For school age children,  this can lead to accommodations within the classroom setting, which can be used to initiate Section 504 plans if needed).

ADHD testing can be conducted for ages 4 through adults.

Rates for ADHD evaluations start at $365 after your initial diagnostic interview is conducted.

ADHD COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION

There are times when more information is needed. Executive functioning deficits are common in individuals with ADHD.  A deeper examination of working memory, sustained attention, organizational skills, processing speed, emotional functioning, and problem-solving is suggested for those who want a more detailed break down as to what their weaknesses are and how to make them better.  Formal testing is also useful if children need an individualized educational plan for them at school, or for high school/college students who need specific documentation for SAT/ACT accommodations for testing or when they enter college.  (The College Board has specific testing requirements.  Katy Psychological Services only uses tests that the Board accepts).

Pricing ranges based on the number of hours needed for testing.  This ranges from $500 to $1800.  The amount you spend depends on how much testing you want conducted.  The more comprehensive the testing, the higher the range.

Nota: las evaluaciones de TDAH no suelen ser un beneficio cubierto en la mayoría de los planes de seguro. Por favor, consulte con su plan específico para más detalles. Al igual que con todas las evaluaciones realizadas, se nos considera fuera de la red, pero podemos proporcionarle un recibo médico detallado para solicitar el reembolso directamente de su compañía de seguros, si corresponde. El precio refleja una evaluación individualizada y trabajaremos con usted tanto como sea posible para cumplir con su presupuesto específico.

SERVICIOS PSICOLÓGICOS DE KATY, PLLC
24546 Kingsland Blvd
Katy, TX 77494
(832) 913-8747
(832) 408-7824
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