Assessment and testing is a hallmark of the training to become a psychologist. In fact, it is the training in psychological testing that differentiates psychologists from any other type of mental health professional. Only psychologists are allowed to do extensive psychological assessment and testing because of the complexity of administering, scoring, and interpreting psychological tests. Finding Your Way Psychological Services is pleased to offer this opportunity for our clients.
Psychological testing and assessment is in a unique stage of development. You may have seen movies or pictures of people sitting at a table, looking sad or frustrated while a psychologist has them do many activities for IQ testing or memory testing. While this still does happen, over the last two years, psychological testing companies have converted a key assessment tools to be used with the Apple iPad. Specifically, assessments for learning disabilities, IQ, and memory, and some personality tests have been established for use online and on the iPad.
Using an iPad for IQ testing, for example, allows the client—child or adult—to complete about 80% of the test while sitting comfortably in the office. You don’t have to sit all the time in a hard chair anymore nor do you have to sit at a table for the majority of the testing session. You can be as relaxed as you want on the couch or chair and complete the assessment or testing on the iPad. It’s very easy and it saves time and money for you. In fact, administration of IQ testing using the iPad cuts administration time by up to 30% and 35% in cost savings. In the end, this means that you spend less money overall than you would if a paper-and-pencil version of psychological testing for IQ was used.
Finding Your Way Psychological offers state-of-the-art psychological testing and will continue to be on the cutting edge in psychological assessment. What this means for you is that you pay less for testing and you don’t experience an abnormal amount of anxiety or stress. Finding Your Way Psychological Services continues to be a leader in the area of psychological assessment and testing, so come see us for your testing and assessment needs.