About Testing & Assessments
There are several psychologists and professional counselors in the local area, but very few if any also provide educational and psychological testing, reporting and assessments. This sets The Life Change Group apart. Dr. Pamela Wright is trained to provide a wide range of APA-approved tests, including the TOVA, WAIS, BASC, MMPI, IQ and many more. Most testing begins with an initial background meeting with Dr. Wright so that she can more fully understand the reasons for testing, examine previous test assessments and results, and then ratify the goals for the current battery of tests.
All children learn at different speeds, so the fact that a child has trouble keeping up with the rest of the class is not always an indicator or how intelligent a child is and may not in any way reflect his or her future learning ability. We can assess your child’s strengths and weaknesses, and then develop an easy-to-follow and comprehensive action plan that you can use as accommodations or recommendations for help. Further, you are able to share these results with physicians, teachers, or other educational instructors as needed.
Our testing batteries are designed to assemble patterns of strengths and weaknesses across several domains, isolate the important components, and then explain the results in a way that makes sense…and in ways that you can use.
How Testing Works
Actual testing sessions typically last a few hours, but some more complex batteries of tests can take two or three days to complete. Depending on the age and ability of the client, Dr. Wright will break up the sessions into manageable periods. Testing is done in the mornings between 9-12pm. After the testing is complete, Dr. Wright will score them and personally evaluate all the results, conclusions and next steps. She will compile a top-line briefing and a set of actionable recommendations for next steps. Upon payment, clients can obtain a hard copy of the report, evaluation and recommendations.